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Arsenal wonderkid indicators first skilled contract


Arsenal prodigy Ethan Nwaneri has signed his first skilled contract on the membership, having just lately celebrated his seventeenth birthday.

The midfielder made historical past again in September 2022 when he grew to become the youngest participant ever to play within the English high flight, coming off the bench in a 3-0 win over Brentford at simply 15 years and 181 days previous. Since then, Nwaneri has featured as soon as extra for the senior workforce, subbed on late in an emphatic 6-0 win over West Ham United at London Stadium, and in addition continued to excel at underage degree too – netting 14 targets in 14 video games for the academy in 2023/24.

Having simply turned 17 final week, the Gunners have now taken their earliest alternative to signal the younger expertise to knowledgeable contract, securing the participant’s future on the Emirates Stadium. He was tipped to take action upon reporting again from England Below-17 responsibility and that has certainly been the case.

Ethan Nwaneri

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Talking in an official launch by the membership, Academy Supervisor Per Mertesacker mentioned: “We’re extraordinarily pleased with Ethan and his journey, from pre-academy to Hale Finish, then a seamless transition to Sobha Realty Coaching Centre after which making his first workforce debut.

“Ethan’s journey now continues, and we are going to all be there alongside him to help his growth.

“Ethan has a powerful capability to grasp the ball, dominate possession and is actually efficient within the last third, which inserts into our taking part in type at Arsenal Soccer Membership.

“He’s somebody that may thrive on and off the pitch as a powerful younger Gunner and we stay up for working with him throughout his ongoing growth within the years to come back.”

The teen can be hoping to garner extra first workforce minutes prior to now and the top of the season, as Arsenal proceed their hunt for a primary Premier League title in 20 years.