Report – Mika Biereth scores as Arsenal U23s draw with Manchester United

Premier League 2

Manchester United 1 (Emeran 47) Arsenal 1 (Biereth 29)

Mika Biereth was on the scoresheet as Arsenal U23s drew 1-1 with Manchester United at Old Trafford tonight in their final away game of the season.

The result means that Kevin Betsy’s side have now drawn their last four games in succession.

Arsenal were without Zak Swanson, Omari Hutchinson and Miguel Azeez, who are continuing to train with the first-team.

However, the young Gunners welcomed back Kido Taylor-Hart, who made his first appearance since December after returning from injury. James Olayinka was also back in the side.

Reuell Walters was set to be named on the bench but was a late withdrawal due to illness.



Olayinka-Patino-Henry Francis-Lopez

Flores-Taylor Hart


Subs: Salah-Eddine (for Olayinka, 55), Butler-Oyedeji (for Patino, 89). Not used: Graczyk, Ideho.

The United side included Hannibal Mejbri, who featured as a substitute against Liverpool in the Premier League earlier this week.

Charlie Patino was booked in the tenth minute and then Ovie Ejeheri had to react well to keep out an effort from Noam Emeran.

The Arsenal goalkeeper later made an impressive double stop as he continued to keep United at bay.

Arsenal took the lead in the 29th minute with Taylor-Hart impressing in the build-up and his effort being parried before Biereth slotted home.

Although Arsenal were in front at the break, United managed to equalise just after the interval as Emeran scored.

Salah-Eddine then entered the fray in place of Olayinka as Arsenal looked for more inspiration in midfield.

Marcelo Flores had an effort saved by Radek Vitek and Nathan Butler-Oyedeji entered the fray late on, but the game ended level.


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