Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, has praised the impact of Eddie Nketiah, saying he has never seen a youngster make such impact in a big game.

Nketiah, 18, scored twice as the Gunners came from behind to defeat Norwich City 2-1 on Tuewsday, in the last 16 of the Carabao Cup.

The striker turned home a corner with his first touch, only 15 seconds after being brought on with five minutes to play at the Emirates. He then headed the winner for Wenger’s side early in extra time.


“I can’t remember a young player having such an impact in a game like that. Until he came on we lacked ideas and creativity.

“I knew he had quality, but when the team need you and you deliver, that’s another quality you don’t know about until you go on to the pitch.

“I’m impressed to think that he was not even conceived when I was already here! But it’s good as well because life gives chances to young people. Hopefully he’ll have a long career at Arsenal,” Wenger told the media afterwards.

 

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Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, has praised the impact of Eddie Nketiah, saying he has never seen a youngster make such impact in a big game. Nketiah, 18, scored twice as the Gunners came from behind to defeat Norwich City 2-1 on Tuewsday, in the last 16 of the Carabao Cup. The...