Eddie Nketiah set an unwanted Arsenal Premier League record on Tuesday night as the Gunners played out a 1-1 draw with Leicester City.
With the Gunners leading 1-0 thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s first half-strike, the Nketiah was introduced for Alexandre Lacazette in the 71st minute, nevertheless, he was sent off four minutes later by referee Chris Kavanagh.
He was punished for a reckless tackle on James Justin with the referee consulting VAR to confirm the youngster’s tackle worthy of expulsion. And that earned him a place in an undesirable Arsenal history book.
At 21 years and 38 days of age, Nketiah became the youngest player from the club to be expelled during an English topflight encounter since Konstantinos Mavropanos, also against the same club (Leicester City) in 2018.
Before the game against Brendan Rodgers’ men, Nketiah had featured in nine games with two goals to his credit so far.
With this dismissal, he will not be available for manager Mikel Arteta when they head to the London Stadium for Sunday’s derby with Tottenham Hotspur.
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