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Eddie Nketiah.

Thierry Henry sends tweet to Eddie Nketiah after dream Arsenal debut - Nketiah responds

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Remember the name: Eddie Nketiah.

The England Under-19 international - who has three goals in two games at that level - made a sensational impact for the Gunners last night in the Carabao Cup against Norwich.

With the Gunners trailing 1-0 inside the last 10 minutes of the tie, Nketiah came off the bench to score immediately before finding the net again in extra time for what proved to be the winner.

It was a dream debut for the 18-year-old and Gooners will be hoping that their young prodigy can have a similar impact to that of Marcus Rashford at Old Trafford.

Of course, it's early days right now, but Nketiah has made history already.

The former Chelsea youth player became the first player born since Wenger started his reign as Arsenal boss in 1996 to score for the club.

And Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was seriously impressed with the record.

“I brought him on because we needed to score goals and he can score goals. In the end we had eight strikers on the pitch,” Wenger said.

“I knew he had quality, but when the team need you and you deliver, that’s another quality you don’t know about until you go on to the pitch.

“I’m impressed to think that he was not even conceived when I was already here! But it’s good as well because life gives chances to young people. Hopefully he’ll have a long career at Arsenal."

Another man who was impressed and indeed had a long career at Arsenal is the club's all-time record goalscorer, Thierry Henry.

The now-Sky Sports pundit scored 228 goals for the club and he sent a classy tweet Nketiah's way after the game.

Arsenal grabbed Nketiah from Chelsea after he was released at under-14s level and Wenger still doesn't fully understand how that happened.

“I don’t know why exactly Chelsea let him go or if he decided to leave, but young players more and more nowadays travel from one club to another. We’re happy to have him.

“I can’t remember a young player having such an impact in a game like that. Until he came on we lacked ideas and creativity.”

Chelsea's loss looks to be Arsenal's gain, but can he get minutes in a side that has Alexandre Lacazette, Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck vying for one striker spot?

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