Arsenal technical director, Edu Gaspar is doing everything he can to keep exceptional youngster at the club beyond this season.
Ethan Nwaneri holds the record for being the youngest player to ever make a Premier League appearance at just 15 years and 181 days old. The midfielder set the record in the 3-0 victory against Brentford earlier this season.
Now Arsenal face a real battle to keep the talented youngster at the club with Premier League rivals, Manchester City doing everything they can to convince the 16-year-old to join them ahead of next season.
Arsenal are set to have one of their busiest summer transfer windows in the clubs history with the aim next season to make even more progress on an outstanding 2022/23 campaign.
With Champions League football back in North London for the first time in seven years next season, Arsenal will be able to attract the calibre of players they needed to compete with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.
Arsenal currently sit one point behind Manchester City with three games remaining and have handed Pep Guardiola’s side the advantage in the title race after a recent run of poor results since William Saliba got injured. It could prove costly come the 28th May and Mikel Arteta wants to make sure the same doesn’t happen next season, with adding quality in depth the priority this summer.
2023/2024 is a prime opportunity to build upon this season and challenge for honours, but as well as incomings, there have been reports of certain players potentially leaving the Emirates Stadium.
According to Football Insider and reporter O’Rourke, City have been targeting the 16-year-old and are increasingly confident they can land him, but Arsenal are desperate to stop it.
It is believed Arsenal are doing all they can to keep Nwaneri at the club with Jack Wilshere also trying to convince the player to stay at Arsenal, however City aren’t going away and the player will have to make a decision on his future very soon.
Nwaneri is, arguably, the most exciting young and upcoming player Arsenal have in their ranks and that is why the Gunners are desperate to tie the player down to a professional contract as soon as possible.