New Ibrahimović in Town, Arijon Makes History with Frosinone

When Arijon Ibrahimović scored against Torino in his Coppa Italia debut in Frosinone’s 2-1 victory in the second round, few had expected Eusebio Di Francesco to hand the 17-year-old teenager his full Serie A start immediately after. Di Francesco’s decision worked wonders though, as the new Ibrahimovic gracing the Italian top flight has just gone on to make history.

Arijon has become the first player born in 2005 to net a Serie A goal, as his winner against Empoli sealed all three points for the Canaries. While Marvin Cuni scored a cheeky Zlatan Ibrahimovic-esque flick to break the deadlock in the second-half, 16 minutes later, it was youngster Arijon who made the Ibrahimovic name proud by burying the ball into the roof of the net before Francesco Caputo got one back in the final minutes with a header.

On loan from Bayern Munich, the German midfielder, born in December 2005, also became the youngest player to score and assist in the same game in Europe’s top-five leagues this term. He has been compared to Bayern Munich midfield stalwart Leon Goretzka due to his box-to-box style of play.

The Nurnberg youth product is currently on loan until the end of the season, and Frosinone have the option to buy at the end of the season, but Bayern Munich can counter it. Ibrahimovic has two goals and one assist in five appearances for Frosinone.

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