The Under-18s kicked off their defence of the Premier Academy League title with a draw at Sheffield United on Saturday.

Jordan Chappel handed United the lead on the hour-mark with a thunderous volley. However, Roarie Deacon snatched the Gunners' equaliser 12 minutes later after rounding the keeper to score.

Up next for the Academy is Leeds united next Saturday.

Arsenal Yth

1
Shea
2
Obed
3
Byles
4
Boateng
5
Evina
6
Aneke
7
Deacon
8
Ozyakup
9
Yennaris
10
Afobe
11
Freeman

Substitutes

12
Meade
13
Brislen-Hall
14
McDermott
15
Edge
16
Hajrovic

Sheffield United Yth

1
Jordan Chappel Goal!
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