What a moment the League Cup just delivered.
Eddie Nketiah – a player born in 1999, 3 years after Wenger took over – came on as an 85th-minute substitute and with his first touch snatched an equaliser that took Arsenal into extra time against a pretty decent Norwich side.
He completed the fairytale in the first half of extra time when he leapt like a football-focused salmon, nodding a corner across goal into the top corner.
His M’Bappe celebration was not lost on the home fans.
We have just unearthed the next M’Bappe. That much is clear.
What a moment.
What a player.
What a hero.
The 18-year-old has that moment forever seared in his memory, now all he has to do is buck the trend of League Cup child heroes, stay off the pizza and away from the knuckle dusters, then deliver us a golden career of Messi like proportions.
Is that too much to ask for?
I think not. I really think not.
The number 62 should be retired right now.
Is there much to say about the rest of the game? Not really.
Debuchy is actually a good player and he’s finally showing it.
Theo Walcott isn’t that great, but tell me something we didn’t know.
Alex Chamberlain doesn’t play for us anymore, but Eddie has the same amount of goals as him already. Our new star did more in 15minutes than the Liverpool man did in his whole career at Arsenal.
Matt Macey is really big. We like big keepers.
So all in all, a great win. Arsenal move into the next round. The cup treble is still very much on.
Short post today, because this is about Eddie, not you.