The 15-year-old makes his debut for Arsenal in an easy win at Brentford

LONDON: Ethan Nwaneri, 15, became the youngest player in Premier League history when he replaced Arsenal as they returned to the top of the Premier League with a comfortable 3-0 win at Brentford on Sunday.

The Gunners have 18 points from their opening seven games of the season with defending champions Manchester City one point behind and north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur also on 17 points.

William Saliba took the visitors’ lead in the 17th minute, rising to tip a corner from Bukayo Saka at the far post.

Another header 11 minutes later doubled Arsenal’s advantage with Grant Xhaka picking out Gabriel Jesus with a perfectly floating cross from the left which the Brazilian met powerfully.

The game was put past Brentford in the fourth minute after the break thanks to a magnificent strike from outside the box from Portugal midfielder Fabio Vieira, which hit the post.

Nwaneri, who is 15 years and 181 days old, came on in the second minute of added time, the first player under 16 to play in the competition.

The loss leaves Brentford in ninth place with nine points.