Nketiah strikes as Arsenal U18s are beaten by Fulham

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Arsenal U18s suffered their first defeat since October as they were beaten 3-1 by their Fulham counterparts at London Colney today.

Striker Edward Nketiah was on the scoresheet again for the Gunners as he found the net for the 12th time in a prolific campaign, but that wasn’t enough to prevent Frans de Kat’s side from falling to a disappointing defeat.


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Subs: Phillips, J. Willock, Fortune, Chatzitheodoridis, Gilmour. 

There is no time for Arsenal’s youngsters to be too downtrodden, however, with a trip to take on Aston Villa to come on Friday.

Meanwhile, it was confirmed last night that Arsenal will face Coventry City away in the Fifth Round of the FA Youth Cup, with the victors of that tie to host Nottingham Forest, Liverpool or Cardiff City in the following round.




  1. Is it Nketiah’s form or Fortunes form that is keeping the Frenchman out of the side? I think a fair few rated Fortune as the best young import this summer, but while Adelaide, Malen and Bennacer have been ahead of schedule getting first team/ U-21 recognition, Fortune is not getting starts at U-18s never mind U-21s.
    Has he not settled, or was the hype misguided and it is simply expectations being ahead of reality?
    Nketiahs scoring form is very good though 🙂

    1. Fortune has started most games for the U18s and has done quite well. I think he will get a chance in the older age groups eventually, but at the moment Nelson is ahead of him. He hasn’t really done much wrong so far.

      1. Oh, okay. I must be thinking of the Youth Cup and UEFA League games that he doesn’t seem to be involved in.

  2. Hi Jorge bird do you know when the new hale end buildings and pitch redevelopment, is going to be finished I remember gazidis saying about February 2016, what’s the word on this and what is exactly has the club built there. Cheers

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