Academy Report

FA Premier Academy League


Saturday, November 3, 2007

Southampton Under-18s


Arsenal Under-18s


Emmanuel-Thomas 4, 35, Wilshere 25

Arsenal Under-18s were pegged back after a good first half to eventually draw 3-3 with Southampton on Saturday.

Summer acquisition Gilles Sunu made his long-awaited return from injury, and Mark Randall featured in an Arsenal shirt for the first time since mid-September.

The youngsters had gone ahead as early as the fourth minute through Jay Emmanuel-Thomas. The versatile 16-year-old has been in good form this season, scoring twice before the weekend's game, and he added a further goal 10 minutes before the interval.

The ever-impressive Jack Wilshere scored the second goal of the game midway through the opening period but the Saints regrouped and scored twice in the second half to record an impressive draw.

Next up for Steve Bould's team is a home fixture against Crystal Palace.

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5 Nov 2007