In Premier League history the youngest player is a record that continues to fall victim to an increasingly youthful talent pool. Some that stood for decades dropping to the influx of young talent and skill, Europe the records continue to fall.
Who is Ethan Nwaneri?
Ethan Nwaneri of Arsenal is the latest to break the record, coming in September to flight action for the Gunners before the international break. After impressing in pre-season and first-team training Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta handed the youngster his chance.
Arteta on Ethan Nwaneri:
“It was a pure gut feeling. I met the boy, I really liked what I saw. He trained with us a couple of times. I had that feeling yesterday that if the opportunity could come, I would do it. He deserves it.”
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) September 18, 2022
Ethan Nwaneri to break the record for Arsenal
He entered the pitch against Brentford to break the record, and the Arsenal away fans sang, “He’s got school in the morning, a school in the morning!” Arsenal introduced Ethan Nwaneri as a late substitute in a 3-0 win over Brentford on 18 September 2022.
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Aged 15 years and 181 days, Ethan Nwaneri becomes the youngest player in #PL history! 🤩#BREARS | @Arsenal pic.twitter.com/7gepwExUaD
— Premier League (@premierleague) September 18, 2022
Ethan Navneri plays for?
The youngest player Ethan Nwaneri in Premier League history at 15 years and 181 days old trained with the first team squad week. He becomes the youngest player in Big Five European League history as well, topping Luka Romero of Mallorca who debuted in La Liga at 15 years, 219 days in 2020. Currently, he represents the England U-16s and has also made one cap with the U-17s but is eligible for Nigeria through his parents.