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The 18-year-old striker came off the bench to rescue the Gunners against Norwich City, sending them through to the fifth round of the Carabao Cup

Thierry Henry has hailed Arsenal's newest star Eddie Nketiah after his match-winning display against Norwich City.

The youngster came off the bench in the Carabao Cup tie to rescue the Gunners from a morale-sapping defeat, scoring twice and sending Arsenal through in the process.

Nketiah, who has scored nine goals in 20 appearances for the club's Under-23 team, and 15 goals in 16 outings for the Under-18s, subsequently became the first player born after Arsene Wenger's appointment to score for Arsenal.

Henry immediately took to Twitter to praise the 18-year-old, though he was not shocked to see him settling into life in the first-team so quickly.


Thierry Henry wrote:


What a night for @EddieNketiah9. So happy for him and not surprised at all!

Nketiah has played for England at both Under-18 and Under-19 level, scoring seven goals in total for his country across both age groups.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said he 'didn't know' why Chelsea had let Eddie Nketiah leave their academy after the 18-year-old's two-goal starring role on his side home debut.

Wenger said: 'I don't know what happened at Chelsea.'. 'He has scored goals at youth level and sometimes I don't know why they let him go.

'I don't know why. You see that more and more. Young people travel from one club to another. I don't know.'

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Wenger witnessed the first player born after his appointment in September 1996 to score for the Gunners, said he was unsure of Chelsea's reasoning behind letting Nketiah leave.

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