Arsenal Under-18s bought their season to a close with a 1-1 draw away to West Ham.

The Hammers took the lead in the ninth minute when Alfred Mugabo tripped former Gunner Jordan Brown inside the box and Stephen Bywater slotted past Josh Vickers from the resulting spot-kick.

But Carl Laraman's side responded well and went close to equalising when Ainsley Maitland-Niles slipped in Austin Lipman who saw his shot saved by Sam Howes.

Arsenal's equaliser arrived with 15 minutes remaining when Daniel Crowley's cross-field pass found Maitland-Niles and the midfielder kept his composure to poke past Howes.

The young Gunners finish the season in ninth place with 31 points from as many games.

Arsenal U18

1
Vickers
2
Ormonde-Ottewill
3
Siemann
4
Kamara
5
Mugabo
6
O'Connor
7
Maitland-Niles Goal!
8
Jebb
9
Lipman
10
Crowley
11
Iwobi

Substitutes

12
Huddart
13
Moore
14
Smith
15
Dawkins

West Ham U18

1
Bywater Goal!
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