Despite having their Premier League campaign derailed by Manchester City, Arsenal has a lot of positives this season. One such positive is 16-year-old Ethan Nwaneri. When Arsenal defeated Brentford 3-0, Nwaneri made his debut at 15 and became the youngest player in Premier League history.
Since the match against Brentford, Nwaneri has been the talk of the town. Branded to be exceptional by Arsenal u-18 coach Jack Wilshere, his talent has impressed clubs across Europe. If reports are to be believed, Manchester City has registered an interest in signing the player. While these are still just rumors, the 16-year-old can indeed be a great signing for MCFC.
Born in London, England, Nwaneri has been a lifelong Arsenal player. From joining the North Londoners at the age of 9 to making his first team debut at 15, the Englishman has had a fruitful journey. Talent and skill are two factors that have immensely contributed to Nwaneri’s rise to the top.
Operating as an attacking midfielder, Nwaneri is also comfortable playing wide. His quick feet and dribbling abilities often make him a nightmare for the defenders. While he is capable of scoring goals, Nwaneri also dishes out assists. In his career till now, the 16-year-old has been deployed as a No. 10, left winger, and even as a striker.
This versatility Nwaneri provides can be crucial for Manchester City. With Haaland up front as the striker, City is accustomed to playing Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne behind the Norwegian striker. However, with their increasing age, at some point, the club will have to look past the two players. And that’s where someone like Nwaneri can come into play.
If MCFC can land Nwaneri this summer, the player can grow massively under Pep Guardiola, one of football’s greatest managers. Also, training with the likes of De Bruyne, Gundogan, and Jack Grealish can be extremely vital for the 16-year-old. Overall, if the player joins City, fans can expect Nwaneri to lead the club’s attack in the coming years.
Manchester City is confident of signing Ethan Nwaneri
As per reports, Manchester City is a frontrunner in securing Ethan Nwaneri’s signature. While Chelsea too is behind in landing Nwaneri at Stamford Bridge, reports suggest that City is in pole position. Considering his talent, it is no surprise that clubs are fighting to sign the 16-year-old talent. If MCFC secures Nwaneri, it will be a big blow to Arsenal.
City has already caused enough trauma to the North Londoners by derailing their hopes of winning their first Premier League crown in 19 years. So obviously, losing out to Nwaneri will only be like rubbing salt into the wounds. While Nwaneri is still young to sign a pro contract, the player’s future will be the talk of the town this summer.