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Charlie Gilmour Becomes First Scottish Player to Play for Arsenal in More Than 20 Years

Charlie Gilmour Becomes First Scottish Player to Play for Arsenal in More Than 20 Years

Charlie Gilmour created a little slice of Arsenal history this evening by making his debut for the club – and becoming the first Scot to play for the North London club in more than two decades.

The 19-year-old has been earmarked as a potential star of the future at the Emirates for several seasons now after becoming an integral part of the club’s Under-23 side.

And Gilmour was handed the opportunity to make his senior bow tonight in the Ukraine when manager Unai Emery included him in his squad for the Europa League tie against Vorskla Poltava.

With the Gunners strolling to a 3-0 victory courtesy of two Emile Smith-Rowe goals, Gilmour was summoned from the bench to replace Matteo Guendouzi and become the first player from north of the border to pull on the iconic red and white jersey since Scott Marshall back in 1997.

With Billy Gilmour continuing to blossom at Chelsea, could there finally be light at the end of the tunnel for the Scottish national side?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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