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Nketiah goals against norwich Video.
Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
24 October, 2017 22:13

Arsenal looked to be down and out in their Carabao Cup home game against Norwich City, ending another halfhearted quest for Arsene Wenger to win the trophy for the first time in his career. That was until Eddie Nketiah was introduced.

The 18-year-old scored with his very first touch, latching onto a deflected corner to tap home the equaliser before firing Arsenal into the lead in extra time with a close-range headed effort.

Not only did he give Arsenal a place in the quarter-finals, he etched his name into the history books by becoming the first player born after Arsene Wenger's tenure started to score for the club.

Born in Lewisham, south London, Nketiah made his first steps into football with the Chelsea academy. However, he was released by the Blues in 2015 after failing to impress at Under-14 level.

Arsenal invited him for a week-long trial soon after and, seriously impressed with his talent, quickly offered him a youth contract.

After quickly establishing himself in the Under 18 squad, Nketiah scored 24 goals in his debut season, finishing as their top scorer. He even appeared for the Under 23 squad before the 2015-16 campaign was finished.

In his second season, he netted 15 goals in 16 appearances for the Under 18s and 12 goals in 26 appearances for the Under 23 side. That included a spectacular hat-trick against Leicester.

He's already fired two hat-tricks for England at two different age groups this year. A goal on debut for the England Under 18s against Saudi Arabia was followed by a hat-trick against Qatar.

The Under 19s came calling and he soon established himself in the team with another hat-trick, this time against Poland in a 7-1 thrashing.

Re: Nketiah goals against norwich Video.
djarse (IP Logged)
25 October, 2017 15:20
I'm very wary of bigging people up at that age but he does seem to have a real predator's instinct to be in the right place at the right time - looks far more promising than Akpom or even Mavididi (though I have not seen him a lot). We might just have a bit of a star in the making.....

Re: Nketiah goals against norwich Video.
Optimistic Gunner (IP Logged)
25 October, 2017 16:06
I'm very wary of bigging people up at that age

exacty, the track record for our youngters success compared to their hype is not good

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