Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has been accused of being ‘irresponsible’ and ‘self-indulgent’ in his determination to give Gunners teenager Ethan Nwaneri his senior debut at the age of 15.

The younger midfielder got here off the bench for the remaining two minutes and 40 seconds of a 3-0 victory over Brentford – making him the youngest Premier League player in historical past.


Nwaneri made his debut for Arsenal at the age of simply 15 over the weekend

Arteta is encouraged by what the future has in store for Nwaneri, but the boss has faced criticism


Arteta is inspired by what the future has in retailer for Nwaneri, however the boss has confronted criticism

Making his senior Premier League debut at the age of 15 years and 181 days has seen Nwaneri take the record off Liverpool ace Harvey Elliott, who was aged 16 years and 30 days when he made his debut for Fulham again in 2019.

Nwaneri, born in 2007, has additionally turn into the youngest player to seem in English top flight historical past – the earlier holder of that record was Sunderland’s Derek Foster who performed when he was aged 15 years and 184 days.

talkSPORT host and former Chelsea defender Jason Cundy was delighted for the teenager after making his massive break in the massive league.

However, he believes Arteta’s motive for the determination was purely a egocentric one, as he hit out at the Gunners manager who he claims ‘doesn’t care’ about the starlet.

“Look, the first thing, congratulations to him – what an achievement,” he told fellow Sports Bar host Jamie O’Hara.

“I don’t take something away from what he’s accomplished there. I love the manner Arsenal fans have been singing, ‘He’s obtained college in the morning’. He’s made his parents, the academy, his college, he’s made everybody who has made an affect on his profession very proud.

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