Arsenal Reserves overcame their Manchester United counterparts 2-1 in the Platinum One Challenge on Thursday evening.

A Jay Emmanuel-Thomas penalty gave the Gunners an early lead in the pre-season match and Wellington Silva, who is currently training with the Club, added a second shortly after half-time.

Kiko Macheda pulled one back for the Red Devils with 20 minutes remaining but Arsenal held out to secure the victory.

Arsenal's final match of the competition is against Shamrock Rovers on Sunday afternoon.

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Emmanuel-Thomas Goal!
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Silva Goal!
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