​Arteta believes Ethan Nwaneri debut sent positive message about Arsenal

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta believes he has sent out a message by giving Ethan Nwaneri his debut.

The Gunners’ teenager is the youngest player to debut for the club’s senior team.

He is also the youngster Premier League player in history, at 15 years and 181 days old, coming on during the 3-0 win against Brentford away from home on Sunday.

Speaking post-game, Arteta stated about giving the youngster a chance: “[The message that we sent is] That we want to give opportunities when there is talent, when there is personality and when there are players that love what they do so much and they have no fear.

“The doors are open to explore where they can go.”