Arsenal’s Ethan Nwaneri is the youngest player to feature in any of Europe’s top 5 leagues.
That’s per a SportingPost.com data presentation showing the attacking midfielder made his senior team outing on the 9th of September 2022, aged 15 years and 5 months.
With the Gunners leading their host Brentford by three goals to nil, Mikel Arteta subbed off Fabio Viera in the 92nd minute to hand the youngster his first-team debut.
The feat marked a massive milestone for the youngster, who had already impressed coaches and scouts alike at such a young age. Born in London to Nigerian parents, Ethan played football from an early age and has showcased immense talent since then.
Ethan is, however, far from the only young star to have featured in the English Premier league. Before him, Harvey Elliot had held the record when he turned out for Fulham at just 16 years and 38 days old. The full story and statistics can be found here: Arsenal’s Nwaneri Is the Youngest Player to Feature in Europe’s Top 5 Leagues, Aged 15yrs, 5 Months