Arsenal fans are getting very excited about new hero Eddie Nketiah

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.

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.

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.

Winning goal

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.