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'Messi, is that you?: Some Arsenal fans blown away by 21-second clip of 'Hale End starboy'

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Arsenal’s Hale End academy is known for producing some of the brightest young talents in world football.

Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe have shown the world what they’re made of already, while the likes of Folarin Balogun, Miguel Azeez and Charlie Patino are one step away from making a name on the global stage.

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Apart from Smith Rowe, all of the above-mentioned players are in their late teens. That is the age where one can see that they have the potential to make it at the top level, but someone much younger showed us something amazing last night.

Ethan Nwaneri made his under-18’s debut for Arsenal last night against Reading. That’s nothing out of the ordinary as kids make their debuts for youth teams almost every week.

However, Nwaneri’s debut is really a special one as he is just 14 years old. Yep, you didn’t just misread that, the young Nigerian is only 14 – what were you doing when you were 14? Probably not scoring on your debut!

Yes, Nwaneri scored an absolute stunner for the Arsenal under-18’s to help beat Reading 6-0. Have a look at the goal below.

Arsenal fans, predictably, were blown away by Nwaneri’s brilliant strike. Not many 14-year-olds are capable of that, especially when they are playing against people who are much older.

The Arsenal teenager did it yesterday and he is a famous boy on social media now.

Here’s how a few Arsenal fans reacted to his goal on Twitter

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