Arsenal have always been a club that gave young players a chance at the top level. Arsene Wenger was never afraid to play an inexperienced teenager in a big game, and Unai Emery and Mikel Arteta have carried the tradition forward.
The Gunners have one of the youngest sides in the Premier League at the moment, and our youngsters are arguably the most talented in the country as well.
Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe have a massive future ahead of them, and both of them feature in the list of our ten youngest goalscorers of all time as well.
Arsenal’s youngest goalscorers of all time
The Spaniard is the youngest player to ever play for Arsenal and he’s our youngest goalscorer as well. He scored the fifth goal in a 5-1 thrashing of Wolverhampton Wanderers in the League Cup back in December 2003. Fabregas was just 16 years, 06 months and 28 days old then.
Super Jack made his debut for us in September 2008, and he scored his first goal exactly 10 days later. He scored our fifth goal in a 6-0 drubbing of Sheffield United in the League Cup at the Emirates. Wilshere was just 16 years 08 months 22 days old then.
Not many people remember Lupoli today, but many at Arsenal felt that the Italian was the real deal when he joined us in 2004. He became our third youngest goalscorer thanks to a brace against Everton in the League Cup back in November 2004. He was just 17 years, 04 months and 16 days old then.
The Welshman is adored by Arsenal supporters even today and rightly so. He was one of the most talented players to ever play for us, and his goal against Fenerbahce in the Champions League in October 2008 made him our fourth youngest goalscorer of all time. Ramsey was just 17 years, 09 months and 25 days old then.
Robson, now 56, spent seven long years at Arsenal. He scored his debut goal against Spartak Moscow in the UEFA Cup back in September 1982 when he was just 17 years, 10 months and 08 days old.
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Ranked 24th in the Gunners’ 50 greatest players list, Radford was a star for Arsenal back in the day. He scored his debut goal against Wolves back in January 1965 and he was just 17 years, 10 months and 11 days old then.
Once tipped to be the heir to Thierry Henry’s throne, Walcott never really lived up to that expectation, but he is still one of our best ever players in the Premier League era. He scored over 100 goals for us in all competitions, the first of which came against Chelsea in February 2007 when he was just 17 years, 11 months and 09 days old.
Arsenal’s star boy, saviour and arguably our best player, Saka is almost everyone’s favourite player at the moment. He became out eighth youngest goalscorer of all time in September 2019 thanks to his fantastic strike against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League. He was just 18 years and 14 days old then.
Chambo isn’t fondly remembered by Arsenal fans now and rightly so, but he was a real talent when he burst onto the scene. Sadly, injuries have ruined it for him over the years but when he scored his debut goal for us against Shrewsbury Town in September 2011, all of us were excited. He was just 18 years, 01 month and 05 days old then.
Emile Smith Rowe:
The youngster changed Arsenal’s fortunes last season and he is a fan favourite. We all love Smith Rowe and we always knew he was a stunning player. He scored his debut goal in the Europa League against Qarabag back in October 2018, when he was just 18 years, 02 months and 06 days old.