EPL: Arsenal’s Ethan Nwaneri becomes youngest ever player in Premier League history

At the age of 15 years and 181 days, Ethan Nwaneri became the youngest ever player to appear in a Premier League match.

The previous-youngest had been Harvey Elliott, who played for Fulham at the age of 16 years and 30 days (v Wolves in May 2019).

Nwanieri also, therefore, takes Arsenal’s club record, eclipsing Jack Wilshere’s first appearance against Blackburn Rovers on Sep 13, 2008, when he made his debut aged 16 years and 256 days.

Arsenal take great pride in their academy, and the likes of Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe have played a huge role in their development as a team under Mikel Arteta.

Charlie Patino, now on loan at Blackpool, is another player who is supremely talented, and now the time has come — already — for Nwaneri to be added to that list.

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