Substitute Chuba Akpom's late strike ensured Arsenal Under-18s took all three points against West Ham at London Colney on Friday.

Akpom was on target with 10 minutes remaining to hand Steve Bould's side their third win in succession and continue the pressure on league leaders Fulham.

The England Under-17 international was making only his second appearance for Bould's youngsters after making the step up from the Under-16s last month.

And the young forward did his credentials no harm with the match winner against a strong West Ham outfit.

Arsenal Yth

1
McDermott
2
Fagan
3
Bellerin
4
Hayden
5
Bihmoutine
6
Ebecilio
7
Rees
8
Wynter
9
Toral
10
Neita 65
11
Roberts

Substitutes

12
Vickers
13
Monteiro
14
Monakana
15
Akpom 65 Goal!

West Ham United

1
Couler
2
Miles
3
Young
4
Potts
5
Chambers
6
Lee
7
Turgott
8
Lee
9
Powell
10
Sadler
11
Fanimo

Substitutes

12
Shaw
13
Baxter
14
Siata
15
Tombides
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