Arsenal’s Ethan Nwaneri Becomes EPL Youngest Player At Age 15

Ethan Nwaneri becomes the youngest player ever to play in the premier league at 15years and 181 days old.


Ethan played his first game after coming on as a substitute in Arsenl’s 3-0 win at Brentford.

The midfielder, took the Premier League record from Liverpool midfielder Harvey Elliott, who made his English top-flight bow for Fulham aged 16 years and 30 days in May 2019.

Nwaneri has featured at Under-18 and Under-21 level for Arsenal this season and was a surprise inclusion in the squad for the Premier League encounter after a late injury to captain Martin Odegaard.

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He was not allowed to change with the rest of the team ahead of kick-off, getting into his gear separately from the rest of the squad due to safeguarding reasons. He also may have needed consent or a waiver from his family to play due to being under the age of 16.

Nwaneri was born on March 21, 2007. He has already played for England Under-16s at the age of 14.

Nwaneri came on as a stoppage time substitute for Vieira in Arsenal’s 3-0 win at the Gtech Community Stadium, where Vieira had grabbed Arsenal’s third goal following first half strikes from William Saliba and Gabriel Jesus.


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