Nketiah announces himself
What a night to remember for Arsenal teenager Eddie Nketiah. The Gunners were in a desperate situation, trailing at home to Norwich in the League Cup in the final ten minutes. They needed a big intervention.
The 18-year-old was summoned from the bench in the 85th minute. Less than 60 seconds later, he scored.
Don’t worry, Eddie Nketiah will come on to save the day
— arseblog (@arseblog) October 24, 2017
His fresh legs were clear for anyone to see. Racing to meet a set-piece after the ball flashed across goal, Nketiah left his markers for dead. The youngster has instincts and a desire that can’t be taught.
Big things are expected from him because of how prolifically he scores for their underage sides.
Edward Nketiah equalises for Arsenal pic.twitter.com/mgRnQiDnRy
— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) October 24, 2017
The buzz around Nketiah hasn’t been restricted to club level. Internationally, he’s flourished for England. At U18 level, his record is four goals from two games. At U19 level, it’s three in two.
Eddie Nketiah becomes the first player to score a competitive goal for Arsenal who wasn’t born when Arsene Wenger became manager.
— Damian McBride (@DPMcBride) October 24, 2017
So, tied at 1-1, the game went to extra-time. Once again, Nketiah was the man to grab the glory.
He completed Arsenal’s comeback with a powerful header before striking a pose with his confident knee slide celebration. Social media loved it and a new hero has been found for Arsenal fans to worship.
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) October 24, 2017
Edward Nketiah with an 85th minute equaliser for Arsenal at home to Norwich! pic.twitter.com/dNAftU8uDC
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) October 24, 2017
85′: Wenger brings on Nketiah
85′: Nketiah equalises for Arsenal pic.twitter.com/4ul6cLbQiG
— Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) October 24, 2017
My stream is so late, Nketiah is still in the dressing room
— Daily Cannon (@DailyCannon) October 24, 2017
Still bothering with Akpom. Play Nketiah – the one who might actually have a career at Arsenal – instead.
— Lewis (@LGAmbrose) October 24, 2017
What a great moment for Nketiah. Think of how the likes of Afobe & Akpom struggled to make any 1st team impression. He needed 15 seconds.
— gunnerblog (@gunnerblog) October 24, 2017
Arsenal fans chant ‘who are ya’ as they draw level. Not sure if it’s aimed at Norwich or goalscorer Nketiah.
— James Benge (@jamesbenge) October 24, 2017
Edward Nketiah’s record for Arsenal:
Dream start. pic.twitter.com/WpFcFbL5PK
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 24, 2017