Arsenal Under-18s cemented their place at the top of the Premier Academy League with a slender victory over West Ham on Saturday morning.

Free-scoring captain Jay Emmanuel-Thomas’ goal on the stroke of half time was enough to seal his side’s fifth home win in six games.

Steve Bould’s boys are now eight points clear at the top of the table with a game in hand.

Arsenal Yth

1
Shea
2
Cruise
3
Ayling
4
Eastmond
5
Blackwood
6
Coquelin
7
Deacon
8
Emmanuel-Thomas Goal!
9
Ozyakup
10
Sunu
11
Watt

Substitutes

12
Evina
13
Obed
14
Rasmussen
15
Byles
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