Arsenal youth teams score 10 in 2

Arsenal U21 coach Jack Wiltshire watches from the stands (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

In the FA Youth Cup, Arsenal‘s under-18 team started their 2023/24 campaign with a commanding 7-1 win over Crewe Alexandra at Meadow Park.

The standout player was undoubtedly Ethan Nwaneri, who scored five goals.

Other scorers included Luis Brown and Omari Benjamin.

Despite an early goal from Crewe’s Lewis Nolan, Arsenal turned the game around in the second half.

Myles Lewis-Skelly, Seb Ferdinand, and Ayden Heaven played pivotal roles in setting up the goals.

Arsenal now progress to the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup, facing the winner of the match between Fleetwood Town and Liverpool.

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: Arsenal U21 assistant manager Max Porter makes notes as manager Mehmet Ali gives instructions during the Papa John's Trophy match between Northampton Town and Arsenal U21 at Sixfields on October 18, 2022 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)
NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 18: Arsenal U21 assistant manager Max Porter makes notes as manager Mehmet Ali gives instructions during the Papa John’s Trophy match between Northampton Town and Arsenal U21 at Sixfields on October 18, 2022 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

The under-19 team, managed by Mehmet Ali, completed their UEFA Youth League campaign with a 3-1 win against PSV Eindhoven.

Amario Cozier-Duberry was the star, scoring twice, including a stunning 20-yard effort.

Amario Cozier-Duberry via Arsenal
Amario Cozier-Duberry via Arsenal

Josh Nichols added the third goal. Charles Sagoe Jr, Ismail Oulad M’hand, and Alexei Rojas-Fedorushchenko also made significant contributions.

Despite the win, Arsenal’s journey in Europe ends for this season, but the experience gained by the young players is invaluable.

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