Youngest Premier League players as Arsenal’s Ethan Nwaneri breaks record

Arsenal midfielder Ethan Nwaneri has become the youngest player to make a Premier League appearance.

He came on as a substitute in his side’s 3-0 win over Brentford aged 15 years and 181 days.

Here, the PA news agency takes a look at the other youngest players to feature in the England top flight since 1992.

Harvey Elliott, right, made his Premier League debut for Fulham (Nick Potts/PA)

The midfielder came off the bench in Fulham’s 1-0 loss to Wolves in May 2019. He made another brief appearance for the Cottagers that season before moving to Liverpool, where he played 14 times in the elite.

Matthew Briggs in his Fulham days (Rebecca Naden/PA)

The left-back became the youngest player in Premier League history when he replaced Moritz Voltz in Fulham’s 3-1 defeat at Middlesbrough in May 2007. He made 29 appearances for the Cottagers. Since leaving permanently in 2015, he has played for a number of clubs in the English lower leagues and in Denmark and currently plays for Gosport Borough. Former English international under 21, he now represents Guyana.

Izzy Brown has left West Brom for Chelsea (Mike Egerton/PA)

The midfielder, now 19, made his top flight debut for Albion as a late substitute in their 3-2 home loss to Wigan in May 2013. He joined Chelsea this summer- there, but only made one appearance as a substitute for the Blues’ first team. After a host of loan spells away from Stamford Bridge, he joined Preston in 2021 but was released this year following an injury campaign and is currently without a club.

Aaron Lennon made his breakthrough with Leeds (PA)

Back then, the winger became the youngest Premier League player when he came off the bench for Leeds at Tottenham in a 2-1 defeat in August 2003. A move to Spurs came two years later. later and he won 21 England caps. After 10 years at White Hart Lane, Lennon joined Everton in 2015. He has since had two spells with Burnley either side of a year playing in Turkey, but is currently a free agent.

Jose Baxter in action for Everton (David Davies/PA)

A 3-2 home loss to Blackburn in 2008 saw Baxter make his Everton debut as a 78th-minute substitute. He made 13 substitute appearances and two starts before leaving for Oldham in 2012. In July 2015, he was suspended by the Football Association for failing an out-of-competition drugs test at Sheffield United, who suspended him. then suspended in 2016 for an unspecified reason. . He joined Everton and then Oldham, before signing for Plymouth in 2019. He retired aged 29 in 2021, after playing a year in America.

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