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Arsenal in battle to keep highly talented youngster from Chelsea and Man City

Top six rivals City and Chelsea understood to be paying close attention to developments at The Emirates.

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Major news coming out this afternoon regarding one of the highest rated youngsters at Arsenal.

According to reports from The Telegraph, Arsenal are at serious risk of losing teenage prospect Ethan Nwaneri, the youngest player in Premier League history, with both Chelsea and Manchester City credited with interest in bringing the player to their club.

For those who don’t know Nwaneri, the 15-year-old is regarded as one of the most exciting young talents in the English game and Telegraph Sport understands he is the subject of significant interest from some of Arsenal’s biggest rivals.

Nwaneri shot to fame in September 2022 when he came off the bench against Brentford in The Gunners’ 3-0 Premier League victory and broke the record for youngest player ever to play in the English Premier League – breaking the record previously held by current Liverpool star Harvey Elliott, who was playing for Fulham at the time.

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Ethan Nwaneri coming on for Arsenal against Brentford earlier this season.

According to Sam Dean, journalist at The Telegraph, top six rivals Manchester City and Chelsea are understood to be among the Premier League clubs who have been paying close attention to Nwaneri’s development, although Arsenal have not yet given up hope of keeping the youngster in north London.

It would be a significant blow for Arsenal’s academy if they are unable to keep hold of Nwaneri, having also lost talented winger Omari Hutchinson to Chelsea last year. Hutchinson, 19, has gone on to make two first-team appearances under Graham Potter this season, both of which came against Manchester City.

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