Patrick Kelechi, Lagos –
Ethan Nwaneri became the youngest player ever to play in the English Premier League as Arsenal defeated Brentford 3-0 at the Gtech Community Stadium on Sunday afternoon to go top of the EPL table.
The Nigerian-born youngster replaced Fabio Vieira in stoppage time making his first Premier League appearance at 15 years and 181 days old.
William Saliba opened the scoring with a flicked, near-post header from Bukayo Saka’s corner in the 17th minute.
Gabriel Jesus doubled Arsenal’s advantage with another header from Granit Xhaka’s cross two minutes before the half hour mark.
The Gunners continued their dominance after the break with Vieira riffling a stunning effort in off the post from 25 yards out.
Mikel Arteta’s side moved to top position a point clear of Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur following the win.