Arsenal Under-18s endured a difficult start to the new season with a disappointing 5-1 defeat to Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

Zach Clough and Thomas Youngs scored twice for the hosts, with Elliot Newby having already netted in the first half.

Spanish midfielder Jon Toral grabbed a late consolation for Arsenal but it was in vain as the young Gunners lost comfortably in their opening fixture.

Arsenal U18

1
Vickers
2
Mugabo
3
Ormonde-Ottewill
4
Kamara
5
Hayden (C) 60 Yellow Card
6
Fagan
7
Toral Goal!
8
Jebb
9
Dawkins 65
10
Jeffrey
11
Lipman

Substitutes

12
Ross
13
Dallison
14
Siemann 60
15
Uade
16
Iwobi 65

Bolton U18

1
Ole-Sievers
2
Bailey
3
Matthews
4
Holding
5
Maher
6
Wolstenholme
7
Youngs Goal! Goal!
8
Woodland
9
Newby Goal!
10
Iliev
11
Clough Goal! Goal!

Substitutes

12
Campbell
13
Hendrie
14
Barlow
15
Gibson
16
Hinchcliffe
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