Nelson and Dasilva score free-kicks as Arsenal U23s beat Manchester United


Premier League 2 

Manchester United 0 Arsenal 2 (Nelson 33, Dasilva 38)

Reiss Nelson and Josh Dasilva were on the scoresheet as Arsenal U23s returned to winning ways by beating Manchester United 2-0 away tonight.

After losing to Liverpool last time out the young Gunners were determined to respond and they did just that against a United side containing Luke Shaw, James Wilson and Scott McTominay.

Coach Steve Gatting made just one change to the starting line-up, with Ryan Huddart replacing Hugo Keto in goal.

Marcus McGuane continued at centre-back, with Jordi Osei-Tutu and Dasilva occupying the full-back berths.

First-team players Chuba Akpom, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Jeff Reine-Adelaide all started.

Meanwhile, Charlie Gilmour and Zech Medley made the bench.


Osei Tutu-McGuane-Pleguezuelo-Dasilva

Nketiah-Maitland Niles-Willock-Reine Adelaide



Subs not used: Keto, Bola, Dragomir, Gilmour, Medley.

Nelson has enjoyed a superb start to the season and was today named the Premier League 2 player of the month for August.

The England youth international quickly set about his quest to win September’s prize as he opened the scoring with a fine free-kick in the 33rd minute – his sixth goal in four games this season.

Just five minutes later Dasilva doubled Arsenal’s tally as he also scored with a free-kick.

United caused some problems for Arsenal thereafter, with goalkeeper Ryan Huddart having to make some impressive stops, but the young Gunners held on for victory and have now won three of their four fixtures this campaign.


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