Arsenal transfer news: Ethan Nwaneri: The crazy dash to sign up record-breaker

Ethan Nwaneri, Arsenal, 2022/23

Arsenal record-breaker Ethan Nwaneri’s rise to superstardom is set to proceed, with a host of Premier League clubs queueing up to sign the teen.

Nwaneri grew to become the Premier League’s youngest at any time participant aged 15 decades and 181 days when he arrived on for Arsenal in their the latest acquire over Brentford.

The younger midfielder is not able to indication a experienced contract due to his age, leaving him vulnerable to approaches from other clubs despite Arsenal staying determined to cling on to their vivid prospect.

Nwaneri’s sudden breakout has attracted ‘a substantial scramble among the agents’ in accordance to The Mirror, with onlookers touting him as one particular of the very best abilities to come out of Arsenal’s fruitful youth academy.

Arsenal previously dropped teen Omari Hutchinson to Chelsea in the summer months and there is a hope that Nwaneri’s debut would demonstrate him – and other children – that there is a pathway to the first team must they stay with the club.

The England under-16 international is also remaining chased by the Nigerian national team, with the Tremendous Eagles hoping to encourage Nwaneri to characterize them as he is suitable by means of his father.

Arsenal main the way with youth in the Premier League

Arsenal have founded on their own as one particular of the major producers of skills in latest decades, with the Gunners squad acquiring the lowest normal age Premier League as nicely as the youngest manager in Mikel Arteta.

The likes of Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith-Rowe and Eddie Nketiah have all set up them selves as typical members of the Arsenal initially team soon after coming by means of the academy.

Very last season, Arsenal had 22 academy graduates playing in the Premier League, behind Manchester United (23) and Chelsea (27), despite the fact that the Gunners had 11 of them on their books, far more than any other facet.

Arsenal also handed almost 5000 minutes to players under the age of 21 final season, a Premier League significant, with Saka showcasing additional for his team than any other player in Europe in his age bracket.

A shift in direction of youthful players was a mindful just one for Arsenal following they sold the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Willian, most likely offering self-assurance to Nwaneri that his potential is in great palms if he stays at the Emirates and ‘trusts the process’.

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