Xhaka urges Arsenal to protect Nwaneri

Granit Xhaka rally behind Nwaneri

Xhaka urges Arsenal to protect Nwaneri

15-year old Ethan Nwaneri made his premier league debut against for Arsenal against Brentford on Sunday, 18th September 2022 and Granit Xhaka hopes Arsenal can protect him.

The Swiss called on the club and teammates to protect Nwaneri after making his debut at again 15.

Nwaneri became the youngest player to play in the Premiership on Sunday as he was subbed on in Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Brentford.

“To have a guy who is 15, who is 15 years younger than me… he looks old when I see him but the club can be proud of a player like him,” Xhaka told reporters.

“He has a big future. If I am honest, I am doing my coaching licence and I have trained the Under-16s: you can see a big difference with him and the other guys. He is very, very special.

“Of course, you have to protect him as he is very young but if he keeps going like this with his hard work, he has a big, big future.

“I spoke with one Brentford guy and I told him this guy was 15 and he looked at me and said: ‘F*** me, we are looking old!’

“So yes, of course, when you have 15 years difference you think: ‘Okay the time is not gone but it is on the way’. But we are enjoying him, he is enjoying us as he has the quality.

“If I am honest, he is not with us a lot in training. I have maybe seen him twice or three times now. He is very shy, of course, but the time will come when he will be more with us, but you have to protect him and help him.

“Football is not everything for him and for us but yes, the club will help him and the experienced players have to help him.” Said Xhaka

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