Ethan Nwaneri Biography, Age, nationality, position and more

Ethan Nwaneri is a professional footballer who primarily plays as an attacking midfielder for English Premier league side Arsenal.

Ethan Nwaneri was born on the 21st of March, 2007 to his Nigerian parents in England.

Full Name Ethan Chidiebere Nwaneri
Date of Birth 21 March 2007
Place of Birth England
Nationality(s)England, Nigerian
Profession Footballer
Youth Team(s)Arsenal
Current Team(s)Arsenal
PositionAttacking midfielder
Stronger foot Right
Playing style Creative midfielder
Networth Undisclosed

Youth Team

Ethan Nwaneri started his football career at the tender age of 9 when he joined the Arsenal academy. By the age of 14 he was already playing for the U-18 side after his impressive performances in midfield.

Nwaneri started the 2022/2023 season playing for the Gunners U-18 team but was subsequently promoted to the U-21 team a few weeks into the season. Ethan Nwaneri’s performances for the U-21 side impressed Arsenal head-coach Mikel Arteta who called the 15 year old to join in the first team training.

BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 03: Ethan Nwaneri of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Everton FC at Meadow Park on September 03, 2022 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

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Senior debut

Ethan Nwaneri was included in the matchday squad to face Brentford on the 18th of September, 2022 and made his debut for the club in that game, coming on as a substitute for Fabio Viera in the 90th minute.

By so doing, he became the youngest ever footballer to ever play in the English Premier League (15 years and 181 days) surpassing the previous record set by Harvey Elliot in 2019 (16 years and 30 days).

International Career

Ethan Nwaneri got his first taste of international football when he made his debut for the England U-16 team on the 12th of February, 2022. He would rack up six appearances in total for the U-16 side before earning a promotion to the England U-17 team.

Despite being an established player in the England youth ranks and is expected to play for the senior team in the future, Ethan Nwaneri dual nationality means he could still yet represent his homeland Nigeria on the international stage.

Playing style

Ethan Nwaneri has been described as a player with great flair and a mesmerising dribbling ability. While he primarily plays as attacking midfielder, his versatility also means he can also play in a central midfield role and on the left wing.

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND – AUGUST 13: Ethan Nwaneri of Arsenal during the U18 Premier League match between Arsenal U18 and Chelsea U18 at London Colney on August 13, 2022 in St Albans, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

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