U18 Premier League
Arsenal 4 (Edwards 21, Sagoe Jr 32, Ibrahim 75, Cozier-Duberry 80) Chelsea 0
Arsenal U18s secured an impressive 4-0 victory at home to Chelsea today, with Amario Cozier-Duberry among the scorers.
The young Gunners were without Henry Jeffcott, Taylor Foran and Amani Richards, but Lino Sousa, who recently joined from West Bromwich Albion, received his first call-up as he was named on the bench. Elian Quesada-Thorn, meanwhile, made his first start of the season. Bradley Ibrahim filled in at centre-back.
Cozier Duberry-Sagoe Jr-Quesada Thorn
Subs: Sousa (for Quesada-Thorn, 61), Gaspar (for Robinson, 74), Roberts (for Vigar, 81). Not used: Kovacevic, Gower.
Ronnie Stutter, who was at Arsenal as a schoolboy, was on the bench for Chelsea.
Arsenal took the lead in the 21st minute, with the prolific Edwards finding the net.
Charles Sagoe Jr made it 2-0 before half-time after being set up by James Sweet, who has now made eight assists this season.
Just after the hour mark Sousa entered the fray for his debut as he replaced Quesada-Thorn, and Luigi Gaspar was later brought on.
Arsenal continued to impress and Bradley Ibrahim got his first goal at this level before Cozier-Duberry completed the scoring.
Although Arsenal’s form has been inconsistent recently and they remain in sixth place in the table, this was an impressive victory which offers encouragement for the future.