A second-half blitz saw off the challenge of Colchester United and sealed our progression to the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup.
The game was goalless until the 40th minute, when Emile Smith Rowe’s fierce left-footed strike beat Harry Seaden to break the deadlock.
The hosts drew level within three minutes of the restart, with Harry Jones converting a penalty.
Smith Rowe responded almost immediately, sending a stunning free-kick past the helpless Seaden before Bukayo Saka - who scored a crucial goal at Anfield earlier in the competition - got his name on the scoresheet.
With confidence now pulsing through Kwame Ampadu’s side, they registered a fourth goal when Folarin Balogun held his nerve to finish coolly.
Xavier Amaechi found just enough time to add a goal of his own, striking in the 74th minute to wrap up a fine evening’s work.
WHAT IT MEANS
We will now face Blackpool in the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup, after they scored twice in the final two minutes come from 2-1 down to beat Blackburn Rovers.
Stay close to Arsenal.com for details of when the fixture will be played.
Our under-18s now go on an extended break until they travel to Norwich on Saturday, March 17.
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