Arsenal Under-18s succumbed to their first defeat of the year with a 1-0 reverse at the hands of West Ham on Saturday morning. 

Jack Powell's second-half strike was enough to seal all three points for the hosts, who also saw a penalty saved in the first half.

Steve Bould's young Gunners had opportunities of their own to score but could not convert against their east-London rivals at Little Heath.

The defeat sees the Under-18s drop to third in the Premier Academy League table, a point behind leaders Fulham with a home fixture against Ipswich Town awaiting on Friday at London Colney. 

Arsenal Yth

1
Charles-Cook
2
Fagan
3
Glasgow 70
4
Bihmoutine
5
Monteiro
6
Rees
7
Wynter
8
Olsson
9
Akpom
10
Roberts
11
Jeffrey 75

Substitutes

12
McDermott
13
Bellerin 70
14
Campbell
15
Neita 75
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