Francesc Fabregas became Arsenal's youngest ever Premiership player when he started the game at Everton on Sunday.

 

The Spanish midfielder was exactly 17 years and 103 days old for the Goodison Park opener and therefore broke the previous best set by Gavin McGowan against Sheffield Wednesday on May 6, 1993 by a week.

 

It is the third 'age record' set by the former Barcelona player since arriving last term. He became the Club's youngest ever player at 16 days, 177 days when he made his Arsenal debut against Rotherham in the Carling Cup on October 28, 2003. In the next round, against Wolves on December 2, 2003, his last-minute tap-in brought him the record as the youngest scorer at 16 years 212 days.

 

Fabregas will have to be quick to become Arsenal's youngest ever League scorer. That is currently held by Stewart Robson at 17 years, 128 days.

 

However he has a bit more time to break the Premiership record set by Nicolas Anelka when, age 18 years, 230 days, he scored against Manchester United on November 9, 1997 in a 3-2 win.

 

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