It looked like captain Jay Emmanuel-Thomas had continued his incredible FA Youth Cup goalscoring run with a 72nd-minute header in Arsenal's Semi-Final first leg against Manchester City on Wednesday night.

However, after the game, Emmanuel-Thomas revealed that the final touch may have come from a City player. Nevertheless, the goal brought the Gunners back on terms with the current Youth Cup holders and 10 minutes later Gilles Sunu made it 2-1.

In this exclusive interview, Jay discussed:

  • another comeback
  • Man City's direct approach
  • trying to force the play
  • upping the tempo in the second half
  • the story behind his goal
  • set-piece routines
  • looking forward to the second leg

Subscribers can watch this video interview now.

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