English-born Ghanaian forward, Charles Sagoe Jr has shared his excitement after making his debut for English giants Arsenal.
Sagoe Jr was handed a starting role in Arsenal's EFL Cup win against Brentford on Wednesday night, and the 19-year-old repaid manager Mikel Arteta's faith in him with an impressive display.
Having signed a professional contract with the Gunners in 2022, the teen sensational had to wait for his moment to shine, after working his way into the first team.
"It’s a dream come true to have made my professional debut with Arsenal last night. It’s a proud moment for me and my family and it’s an experience I’ll never forget. Thank you for your support!," he wrote on social media after the game.
Reiss Nelson netted the only goal of the game after just eight minute at the GTech Community Park.
Sagoe Jr lasted 68 minutes before he was replaced by Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus as the Gunners advanced to the next round of the EFL Cup.
Sagoe Jr Impresses On Arsenal Debut
Brentford English-Ghanaian midfielder, Charles Sagoe Jr, made a remarkable debut for Arsenal as the Gunners secured a 1-0 victory over Brentford in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.
The 19-year-old, who can play as an offensive midfielder as well as a winger, earned his first start in the fifth-round clash, and his performance left a strong impression on Arsenal fans.
Sagoe Jr, who signed his first professional contract with Arsenal in 2022 after joining the club from Fulham in 2015, has consistently demonstrated his attacking prowess in various age groups.
He has been a standout performer at both U-18 and U-21 levels over the past two seasons.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta showed faith in Sagoe Jr by giving him the opportunity to play for the senior team, and the young midfielder didn’t disappoint.
His technical ability and performance on the pitch earned praise from Arsenal supporters.
Born in England but with Ghanaian roots through his parents, Charles Sagoe Jr is eligible to represent both countries internationally.
However, he has yet to make a decision regarding his international future.
Arsenal’s victory over Brentford in the Carabao Cup sees them progress to the next round of the competition, with Sagoe Jr’s impressive debut being a highlight of the match.