The Belgian youngster Romelu Lukaku made a big impression at an early age, becoming the top scorer in the Belgian League when he was just 17 years of age. Chelsea brought him to the Premier League the following year after beating a host of clubs to his signature, including Arsenal.
Despite being only 22 years of age, he has matured greatly and already has over 60 Premiership goals on his account, most of them for Arsenal’s opponents tomorrow, Everton. Arsene Wenger is aware of the threat that the Belgian has become with a recent record of 5 goals in his last 4 games for the Toffees. “We knew him from Belgium, but he went to Chelsea,” Wenger told Arsenal.com. “He then went out on loan to Everton and I expected him to go back to Chelsea. After that, we were never on the case [to sign him].
“He’s developing well – year after year he’s better. His finishing is better, technical link-up play is better. He is promising a big career, it’s always a sign when the numbers are better year after year.
“We’ve just played against Neymar, Messi and Suarez, so [Lukaku will] give us another headache. Our defenders should take encouragement from the performance they put in against Barcelona.”
Lukaku has also just come from a big game against his old club Chelsea, and he helped Everton inflict the first defeat for Chelsea since Guus Hiddink’s arrival.
Here is Lukaku’s excellent solo effort to put his side on the road to glory. No wonder Wenger is worried….