Ethan Of Arsenal Becomes The Youngest Premier League Player At 15
Ethan Nwaneri, 15, made Premier League history when he entered the game as a substitute for Arsenal in their 3-0 victory over Brentford on Sunday. This victory saw Arsenal reclaim first place in the league.
As the first player who is 15 years and 181 days old Nwaneri entered the game in the second minute of stoppage time. In 2019, Harvey Elliott Of Liverpool now held the record at 16 years and 30 days old when he played for Fulham.
Mikel Arteta, Arsenal manager said: “He has trained a couple of times with us and I had a feeling yesterday that if the opportunity came I would do it.
“I think it sends a strong message about who we are as a club. I told him yesterday he would be with us and he had to be ready. He is ready. When he went on I said: ‘Congratulations and enjoy it.’
“We want to give opportunities. When there is talent and personality and when players love what they do, and when they have no fear, the doors are open for them to explore where they can go.