Alban Bunjaku's brilliant hat-trick ensured Arsenal's Under-18s took all three points against Portsmouth on Saturday.

Jon Toral, Kristoffer Olsson and Serge Gnabry completed the scoring for Steve Bould's side to secure their fifth win in six Premier Academy League matches.

It was Bunjaku who opened the scoring in the 16th minute of the match, before Toral doubled the advantage 20 minutes later.

Patrick Antemi halved the deficit on the stroke of half time, but Bunjaku restored Arsenal's two-goal cushion immediately after the break.

Jed Wallace ensured Portsmouth would not go out without a fight with just over an hour remaining, but Kris Olsson extended the hosts' lead in the 70th minute.

In a thrilling encounter the scoring was far from over. Substitute Ashley Harris grabbed another for the visitors just two minutes later, but the young Gunners eventually made the points safe in the dying embers.

Bunjaku completed his treble in the 87th minute, before highly-rated German youth international Serge Gnabry hit a sixth in the fifth minute of injury time.

Arsenal Yth

1
McDermott
2
Monteiro
3
Hayden
4
Bellerin
5
Campbell
6
Monakana 55
7
Akpom 68
8
Toral Goal!
9
Bunjaku Goal! Goal! Goal!
10
Olsson Goal!
11
Neita

Substitutes

12
Wynter 68
13
Fagan
14
Gnabry 55 Goal!
15
Vickers

Portsmouth Yth

1
Matthew Gledhill
2
Elliott Wheeler
3
Josh Warren
4
Daniel Butler
5
George Branford
6
George Colson
7
Alex Grant
8
Patrick Antemi Goal!
9
Ryan Williams
10
James Jennings
11
Jed Wallace Goal!

Substitutes

12
Sam Magri
13
Jordan Fitzharris
14
Andrew Higgins
15
Nick Awford
16
Ashley Harris Goal!
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