Arsenal U18s suffer disappointing defeat to Tottenham

U18 Premier League- Game 9

After an impressive start to the campaign, things have taken a slight turn for the worse for Arsenal U18s, with Frans de Kat’s team failing to score in their last three games.

The barren run continued today as Arsenal lost 2-0 to Tottenham Hotspur. Tottenham scored in either half, meaning that they prevailed despite the dismissal of Anton Walkes.

Arsenal were without the injured Kaylen Hinds, but de Kat was able to give a debut at this level to Greek left-back Ilias Chatzitheodoridis.

Schoolboy goalkeeper Brad House was also called upon, with Renny Smith and Joshua Da Silva being restored to the starting line-up.

Tottenham merited their victory, with Arsenal left frustrated after taking just two points from their last three games.

Arsenal House: Centeno, Wright, M. Bola, Chatzitheodoridis; Smith, Mourgos; Da Silva, Donovan, Willock; Mavididi. Subs: Tabi (for Willock), Sheaf (for Mourgos). Not used: Parker, Phillips.

Via afc fixture news.


One comment

  1. They are stubborn as mules in always sticking to their development over results policy. I agree with the principle but it seems to me an intelligent interpretation of it would be to mix things up occasionally and go for a little extra strength (quality, experience or plain old strength wise). Only justification for not bringing back a couple of Moore, Crowley,Mait-niles, o’conn,zel is if u21’s are short on numbers tonight. Otherwise, and especially if the likes of kamara and iWobi aren’t starting tonight, seems a lousy decision to me. Confidence in u18 group is probably much lower now than a few weeks ago, and I’m not sure if that’s good for development

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