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Former Chelsea youngster Eddie Nketiah came to the rescue for Arsenal as he scored a brace to take Arsenal to the quarterfinals of the Carabao Cup.

Arsene Wenger has revealed his surprise at Chelsea for letting go of the youngster, and has revealed some of the wonderful traits he has at just the ripe age of 18 years.

The 18-year-old came off the bench against Norwich City with Arsenal down by a goal to nil and scored just 15 seconds later with his very first touch, before heading in the winner in extra time.

Nketiah was in the Chelsea academy but was released in 2015 over concerns he was too lightweight.

Wenger told Sky Sports after the game: “He has the flair to score, you have to be in the box and he has that.

“It’s not a quality you can teach at that age. I liked as well the header he scored. He’s not tall, but he got very high. It shows his determination, and shows the guys who want it.”

Nketiah set a record with his goals as he has now become the first player born after Wenger took charge as manager in October 1996 to score a competitive goal for Arsenal.

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