A host of professional footballers showered their support for Eddie Nketiah after the 20-year-old netted a late winner for Leeds United in the Championship side’s 1-0 victory over Brentford.

The Arsenal striker, who joined Leeds on a season-long loan couple of weeks ago, was sent on for his Championship debut in the 77th minute in a bid to find a goal.

And just four minutes later, the 20-year-old tapped home from Helder Costa’s cross to ensure Leeds leapfrogged Sheffield Wednesday to the summit.

The England Under-21 international has made 19 appearances in all competitions for the Gunners and has scored three times since making his debut in the Europa League clash against BATE Borisov in 2017.

He netted in Arsenal’s final day 3-1 win at Burnley last season but is yet to start in the Premier League and was on the bench for the 4-1 Europa League final defeat to Chelsea in May.

The 20-year-old started just three games for the Gunners last season and made eight substitute appearances in the Premier League.

Have a look at the support pouring in for the youngster on Instagram after his heroics for Leeds –

Nketiah burst onto the scene, scoring 15 seconds into his senior home debut under former manager Arsene Wenger as he netted a brace off the bench to knock Norwich out of the EFL Cup in October 2017.

Few onlookers would have foreseen a 19-month wait for his first Premier League goal, which came in the 3-1 win at Burnley on the final day of last season.

“I was 18 when I scored those two goals and it was great, at that young age not many people get that opportunity or take that opportunity,” he said at the launch of Arsenal’s 2019-20 Adidas home kit.

“I wouldn’t change anything, I have tried my hardest, worked hard and with the chances I have had I have done well.

“Of course I would liked to have played more but that is something that is out of my hands, it has been both managers’ decisions.

“But I have progressed well as a player and I can look back with pride, push on and make sure the coming season is a good one for me.”

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