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Neglect Nwaneri: Arsenal have a Saka 2.0

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta broke a Premier League document after he handed knowledgeable debut to Ethan Nwaneri, 15, of their 3-0 win over Brentford proper earlier than the worldwide break.

Aged simply 15 and 181 days, {the teenager} took Cesc Fabregas’ crown on the Gunners, with the Spaniard making his first-team bow in a League Cup conflict with Rotherham United again in 2003.

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He additionally usurped Liverpool‘s Harvey Elliott, who got here on as an alternative on the age of 16 years and 30 days for former membership Fulham towards Wolverhampton Wanderers three years in the past, because the youngest-ever debutant within the Premier League period.

Nonetheless, the north London giants might effectively have one other future star from their famed Hale Finish academy in Amario Cozier-Duberry.

The 17-year-old gem was named on the bench for Arsenal’s Europa League conflict with FC Zurich two weeks in the past and while he didn’t handle to function, the versatile attacker may very well be the following teen to make the transition from the U23s to the first-team setup.

Final season, Cozier-Duberry loved a breakthrough at U18 degree, taking part in as each a winger and wing-back and because of this, he signed his first skilled deal in June 2022.

As per Transfermarkt, the rising expertise offered 4 objectives and 4 assists throughout 20 appearances within the U18 Premier League and that kind has continued into this marketing campaign, the place he has delivered an additional two objectives and two assists from 4 Premier League 2 outings.

It’s definitely a powerful feat to be mixing it with gamers 5 or 6 years his senior and is probably why the Arsenal official web site describes the teenage as ‘skilful and decided.’

Cozier-Duberry’s versatility in having the ability to play on each the left and proper flank, in addition to at wing-back, ought to earn loads of comparisons to present first-team star and England participant of the yr Bukayo Saka, given his potential to do the very same job.

That development from the U18s to U23s to being named on the bench within the UEL solely provides additional similarity to that of Saka and his fast rise by the Gunners’ youth ranks, too.

“He’s undoubtedly among the best gamers within the academy and has achieved effectively this season,” Arsenal youth reporter Jeorge Hen stated of the 17-year-old starlet, while in one other tweet he described the teen as “very direct and skilful.”

Given the fixed want for choices at each left wing-back and in assault, Cozier-Duberry might effectively emerge as a viable choice for Arteta heading into the rest of the 2022/23 marketing campaign and as such, he might effectively be Arsenal’s subsequent large factor – so neglect Nwaneri… for now at the very least.

AND in different information, Arteta might unearth the following Wilshere in “particular” Arsenal teen with a “large future”

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