Arsenal at 'serious risk' of losing 'unplayable' talent to Premier League rivals
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Arsenal are at serious risk of losing teenage prospect Ethan Nwaneri to a Premier League rival, according to reports.
Nwaneri became the youngest player in Premier League history at the age of just 15 after coming off the bench during Arsenal's 3-0 victory against Brentford last September.
Such is his talent, the Englishman has skipped age groups, featuring for the U-18s and U-21s this season.
However, his incredible potential has alerted Premier League rivals Manchester City and Chelsea, who are reportedly hoping to lure him away from the Emirates.
Arsenal face competition for Nwaneri
Arsenal are said to be at 'serious risk' of losing Nwaneri, claim The Telegraph.
The report states that Manchester City and Chelsea are understood to be playing close attention to the winger's development.
Nwaneri, who turns 16 later this month, is yet to sign a professional contract with the Gunners.
However, Arsenal are understandably eager to keep their homegrown prodigy at the club. According to Goal, Mikel Arteta would need to present him with a clear pathway to the first team.
Nwaneri looks set to follow in the footsteps of Bukayo Saka, who has enjoyed a meteoric rise to stardom after graduating to Arsenal's senior team.
Nwaneri has impressed at youth level, scoring an impressive 14 goals across all competitions this term.
Whilst U18 boss Jack Wilshere described him as "unplayable" following his brace in a 3-3 draw with Manchester United in December.
Wilshere said: "In the second half, he was very good. He was unplayable at times. He had a few good moments. In the second half, a lot of players stepped up a level, we found some more space.
"We spoke to them a little bit at half-time about a few tactical things which allowed Ethan to free up. We had a really good balance in the team and Ethan was good in the second half."
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