Arsenal

  • Wojciech Szczesny
  • James Dunne
  • Craig Eastmond 46
  • Tom Cruise
  • Fran Merida
  • Jay Thomas
  • Carl Parisio
  • Vincent van den Berg
  • Emmanuel Frimpong 65
  • Peggy Lokando
  • Rui Fonte
  • Rhys Murphy
  • Kieran Gibbs

Academy Report

FA Premier Academy League

Under-18s

Saturday, January 20, 2007


Arsenal Under-18s

3

Merida (2), Gibbs


Ipswich Town Under-18s

2

A Fran Merida brace set Arsenal on their way to an eighth successive home win but it took a late strike from Kieran Gibbs to secure all three points against Ipswich Town.

Spaniard Merida netted on 25 and 44 minutes - his first academy goals since hitting three in his first three games - as Arsenal went in 2-1 ahead at the break. The points were not made safe, however, until Gibbs notched his third goal of the campaign with a minute to go.

The victory means Steve Bould's youngsters are still unbeaten this season and sit top of the Academy League. 

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