Arsenal legend, Martin Keown, has hailed Marquinhos after his starring performance in their 2-1 win over FC Zurich on Thursday night.
The Brazilian forward who was making his first start, opened the scoring in the Europa League group game in the 16th minute.
The 19-year-old burst into tears after grabbing his debut goal.
FC Zurich hit back with a penalty on the stroke of half-time, but Nketiah finished off Marquinhos’ cross to secure all three points for Arsenal.
Keown was impressed by Marquinhos and even compared him to former Gunner – and current Bayern Munich star – Serge Gnabry.
Speaking on BT Sport, Keown said: “It’s the confidence, we talked about having that class in possession. I saw lots of that tonight from Marquinhos.
“Look at that pass from Fabio Vieira, great ball into the channel, we talked about Nketiah and his movement, and then a great pass off his weaker foot.
“And then the finish! The ball just lifts before it comes into him and it’s a wonderful finish from him.”