Arsenal Under-18s finished their season with a 2-0 victory at Birmingham on Saturday - but it was not enough to see them win the Academy Premier League Group A.

Philip Roberts fired Steve Bould's youngters ahead midway through the first half, before Kyle Ebecilio hit a second 30 minutes from time - his third goal in as many games.

But Arsenal knew that even victory may not be good enough to seal victory, with Southampton doing enough to edge out the young Gunners by just a point.

The result leaves Bould's side in second, with third-placed Fulham sitting just one point behind with a game in hand.

Arsenal Yth

1
McDermott
2
Monteiro
3
Fagan
4
Bellerin 70
5
Bihmoutine
6
Wynter
7
Jeffrey
8
Rees 65
9
Neita
10
Ebecilio Goal!
11
Roberts 65 Goal!

Substitutes

12
Charles-Cook
13
Glasgow 70
14
Jebb 65
15
Akpom 65

Birmingham City

1
Nick Townsend
2
Charlee Adams
3
Sam Westley
4
Graham Hutchinson
5
Bobby Moseley
6
Foday Nabay
7
Reece Brown
8
Leon Newell
9
Callum Thomson
10
Fisayo Adarabioyo
11
Reece Hales

Substitutes

12
Jean Kalenda
13
Callum Preston
14
Liam Truslove
15
James Fry
16
Raekwon McFarlane
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