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Who is Eddie Nketiah? Arsenal's Carabao Cup scoring sensation who was rejected by Chelsea

Eddie Nketiah 

It took Eddie Nketiah 15 seconds to leave his mark on Arsenal’s Carabao Cup campaign — and what a crucial goal it proved to be.

The 18-year-old’s goalscoring prowess has seen him bag an array of goals for the Gunners’ under-23s side yet it was a simple tap-in from close range against Norwich which has announced him to many supporters across the world for the first time.

Interestingly, Nketiah was rejected by Chelsea as a schoolboy due to doubts over his physical presence – a facet of his game which clearly doesn’t faze him when up against bulky defenders.

"I was so down, but then Arsenal found out I was available, contacted my family and invited me to train," he said.

"Within a week I was told that I would be offered a scholarship. I think it is important to bounce back quickly from disappointment and Arsenal gave me the opportunity to do that," he said earlier.

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