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.

Arsenal Yth

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

Substitutes

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

Sheffield United Yth

1
Jordan Chappel Goal!

Up next for the Academy is Leeds united next Saturday.

Arsenal Yth

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

Substitutes

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

Sheffield United Yth

1
Jordan Chappel Goal!
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