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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