Malen scores and assists as Arsenal U18s beat Leicester


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Donyell Malen produced an impressive performance as Arsenal U18s returned to winning ways with a 3-0 victory away to Leicester City today. 

The Dutchman hasn’t always been at his best this season but he was in inspired form against the Foxes as he found the net and also provided an assist for Jordi Osei-Tutu. 

Arsenal were determined to bounce back from the defeat they suffered to Brighton. Coach Kwame Ampadu made several alterations to his team with Tolaji Bola, Marcus McGuane and Emile Smith-Rowe all coming into the side. 

The young Gunners took the lead through Emile Smith-Rowe with half an hour gone before Malen made it 2-0 after being found by Yassin Fortune. 

Late on Osei-Tutu sealed the win after latching onto Malen’s pass. 

There was another positive for Arsenal as Charlie Gilmour played almost the entire game as he continues his return to full sharpness. 

Arsenal: Crean; Osei-Tutu, Ballard, Olowu, T. Bola; McGuane, Gilmour; Smith-Rowe, Coyle, Fortune; Malen. 

Subs: Tella (for Fortune, 64), J. Willock (for McGuane, 71), Omole (for Gilmour). Not used: Barden. 

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