Eddie Nketiah came off the bench last night to see us through to the League Cup quarter finals at The Emirates last night.
We were labouring towards defeat having been 1-0 down until the 85th minute until the introduction of the young striker.
Wenger made wholesale changes to the side which beat Everton on Sunday and Norwich had missed a hatful of chances to put the game out of reach. It looked like we were heading out of the competition until Wenger changed the game with the late switch, bringing him on for Reiss Nelson and what an impact.
Nketiah scored after just 15 seconds after his introduction, poking home from a couple of yards to take the game into extra time and then he headed home the winner from Elneny’s corner to send the home fans wild – of who were left at least.
Arsene Wenger said about the England Under-19 international after the game on the BBC:
“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, hopefully he’ll have a long career at Arsenal…”
The ex-Chelsea youth team player is the first to score after Wenger started at Arsenal in 1996.
There are also fake news style rumours that we could yet be knocked out of the competition after many of the sides last night played the wrong amount of substitutes.