Trialists Groeneveld and Shelis feature as Arsenal progress in Spax Cup


Christos Shelis


Keith Groeneveld

Arsenal beat Fluminense 1-0 in their first game of the day, with Aaron Eyoma scoring the only goal of the game.

Trialist defenders Keith Groenveld and Christos Shelis featured as substitutes. Groeneveld, who plays for Mechelen, was previously on trial at Manchester United, whilst Shelis is part of Arsenal’s Greek academy.


Osei Tutu-Da Graca-O’Connor-Robinson


Eyoma-Hinds-C. Willock


Subs: Tella, Shelis, Groeneveld, J. Willock

The Gunners drew 1-1 with Ennepetal in their final group game. The prolific Edward Nketiah scored Arsenal’s goal to set up a meeting with Liverpool in the semi-finals.


Osei Tutu-Da Graca-Groeneveld-Robinson


Eyoma-J. Willock-Tella


Subs: O’Connor, Da Silva, Crowley. 



  1. I have been an Arsenal fan since 1988. Life before Arsene Wenger was not very pleasant. Wenger came and changed the way we played. Attractive football at its best. However, he was unlucky that Arsenal had to build a stadium. Fans were not so pleased with Premier League Title and they wanted CL Title. Henry left for Barcelona and some players got impatient too. Fabregas left. Wenger had to build a new team out of almost nothing. Fans are again unhappy but Arsenal won FA Cup twice in the last 3 seasons and this time finished second in Premier League. It seems that fans are doing the same mistake out of desperation.

    1. Since 1952/53 season arsenal have only finished higher than 2nd 6 times 3 of those under wenger. Does that give people some perspective of his achievements?

      However, does he still have what it takes to get arsenal to the summit? And win the league? Does he strike as you as being able to lead his team to lift the champions league?

      My opinion is that he needs some help and guidance both on and off the training ground. He also needs a leader on the pitch. Personally I would raid ajax right now. De boer and Bergkamp as new assistant manager and head coach, lehmann goalkeeper coach allowing primorac, peyton and Banfield to move on. I would also go for overmars, Henry and arteta to replace jonker, van loon, laraman and de kat.

      Wenger could lead this ship for 1 more season, but focus on getting this new coaching set up, fully established, before wenger takes over from chips Keswick as chairman.

      If he cannot buy a new club captain then for me the most senior player left at the club should get it, petr cech.

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