Arsenal made it through to the fifth round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night thanks to a brace from 18-year-old Eddie Nketiah, but who is he?

Eddie may have only played little over half-an-hour for Arsenal’s senior team but he’s already become something of a hero after netting two goals in the Gunners’ League Cup clash against Norwich.

With only minutes left of regular time, the 18-year-old came on and scored, sending the tie to extra time and giving himself the chance to put his side 2-1 ahead.

Arsenal are now in the fifth round of the League Cup thanks to him.

But who is he?

Gooners who regularly follow Arsenal’s reserves will have more of an idea of the type of player Eddie is.

The teenager signed from Chelsea in 2015 after the Blues decided not to offer him a scholarship. The striker had been there since 2008 but apparently they feared he was too small and let him go.

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After a short trial with Arsenal, the Gunners tied him down to his first professional contract.

He’s since made 40 appearances across all competitions for Arsenal’s youth teams as well as two for our senior side.

Eddie’s scored a whopping 29 goals since his move, two of which were on Tuesday night against the Canaries, the rest were for Arsenal’s youth sides. He’s also assisted seven.

The 18-year-old has been capped four times of England’s u19s during international friendlies and managed a hattrick against Poland.

Eddie is known for his finishing, which he is the first one to admits he’s best at.

“I have good pace but I’d say my finishing is my strength,” he told Arsenal.com. “I do practise my finishing a lot and that helps me to be even more instinctive and able to make better choices in a split second. I believe I’m an instinctive finisher and the key is being able to be calm and composed in front of goal, which ensures I never rush my shots.”

He can also make clever runs and get into good positions, as he did against Norwich.

There’s big things to come from Eddie.

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