Youngster Nwaneri has recently had interest from several of England’s top clubs. He will be due to sign a scholarship deal at the beginning of the 2023-24 season.
Nwaneri is unable to sign a professional contract until he turns 17. Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea, the latter of whom have made a concerted effort to strengthen their academy ranks, are all circling around the exciting talent.
His debut comes at the end of a week in which the record for the youngest player in Uk professional football was broken. Nwaneri is two years the senior of Glenavon debutant Christopher Atherton, who appeared for the Northern Irish club last week aged just 13.
Arsenal’s victory takes Arteta’s side to the top of the Premier League table, having won six of their seven matches so far. The Spanish boss now has the international break to get a couple of key players back to full fitness, with the likes of Oleksandr Zinchenko and captain Martin Odegaard missing the win over Brentford.