Arsenal ‘at serious risk of losing Ethan Nwaneri’

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Arsenal 'at serious risk of losing Ethan Nwaneri'

Arsenal are reportedly at serious risk of losing 15-year-old prospect Ethan Nwaneri as their Large Six rivals preserve a detailed eye on developments.

The 2007-born midfielder grew to become the youngest participant to ever play within the Premier League when he got here off the bench in September’s 3-0 win over Brentford on the Gtech Neighborhood Stadium.

Nwaneri has continued to sporadically prepare alongside the primary group, however he has not been thought-about for extra minutes below Mikel Arteta as he continues his improvement at youth stage.

The England Underneath-17 worldwide has scored twice for the Arsenal Underneath-18s – managed by Jack Wilshere – throughout their run to the FA Youth Cup semi-finals, and he has featured repeatedly for the Underneath-21s at Premier League 2 stage.

Nonetheless, The Telegraph claims that Arsenal are going through an more and more unsure future with Nwaneri, who is needed by some of the Gunners’ fundamental rivals this summer season.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta pictured on February 25, 2023.

Manchester City and Chelsea are each regarded as involved in signing Nwaneri, who has scored three targets in 9 appearances for England at Underneath-17 stage.

However, Arsenal stay optimistic that they will retain the providers of {the teenager}, who has been on the books at London Colney since 2015 however can not signal knowledgeable contract till he turns 17 in March 2024.

Whereas predominantly taking part in as a quantity 10, Nwaneri has additionally gleaned expertise out huge and as a centre-forward this season, scoring two targets and organising three extra in eight appearances within the Underneath-18 Premier League.

Nwaneri was simply 15 years and 181 days previous when he changed Fabio Vieira in added time in opposition to Brentford, having been referred to as as much as the squad to cowl for the absent Martin Odegaard.

{The teenager} broke the earlier document for the youngest Premier League participant, set by Harvey Elliott at 16 years and 30 days previous in 2019, and Arteta defined that he had a intestine feeling with Nwaneri previous to his debut.

Arsenal players celebrate Martin Odegaard's goal against Fulham on March 12, 2023.

“It was a sense that I had yesterday, I do not know why. The primary day I met him I regarded him in his eyes and everybody was telling me about him, Per was telling me about him, and since of the accidents we solely have 12 or 13 senior gamers yesterday to place within the squad and we determined to convey him, and that is it,” Arteta instructed

“It is one step, one expertise, so get pleasure from it and congratulations! It is only one step and all of the steps in your profession should not ahead and you need to know that.

“You possibly can go ahead then backwards after which forwards. You fall, you return – that is, sadly, this business and the soccer profession of any participant.”

Chelsea poached highly-rated attacker Omari Hutchinson from Arsenal’s academy in the latest summer season switch window, and the Gunners are additionally working to fend off curiosity Amario Cozier-Duberry and Myles Lewis-Skelly, the latter of whom is alleged to have agreed a brand new deal on the Emirates.