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Match report: Blackburn 0-6 Arsenal U-23s

Moller

Blackburn U23 -

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Premier League 2 - Division One
Premier League 2 - Division One
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Blackburn U23
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Arsenal U23

WHAT HAPPENED

Emile Smith Rowe and Nikolaj Moller both scored twice for our under-23s on Friday as we secured our biggest-ever Premier League 2 victory with a 6-0 win over Blackburn.

Academy products Zach Awe, Zane Monlouis and Khayon Edwards all made their respective debuts at The County Ground, while Joe Ideho made his first appearance since joining us from Ajax in the summer.

Blackburn, who named 36-year-old Stewart Downing among their substitutes, started strongly and came close early on through Connor McBride.

But that didn’t dent our confidence and following some fine footwork and attacking play from Folarin Balogun, Moller was on hand to finish at the far post.

Shortly after the restart, Catalin Cirjan fired a stunning effort into the top right corner, latching on to Moller’s instinctive backheeled assist, before Balogun pounced on a defensive error and squared to Smith Rowe for a simple finish.

Smith Rowe went on to double his tally just moments later, arriving late at the far post to meet Brooke Norton-Cuffy’s delivery and fire past Antonis Stergiakis.

Joel Lopez then created our fifth of the evening with a searching pass across the face of goal, forcing Dan Pike to inadvertently put the ball into his own net, before Moller scored his second deep into injury time.

The Sweden youth international wreaked havoc on the Rovers’ defence all evening and rounded off the scoring with a composed finish into the bottom corner.

WHAT IT MEANS 

PL2 table

 

WHAT’S NEXT

Up next, we will face Everton in the PL2 on Friday, November 20.

The game will take place at Emirates Stadium with kick-off at 7pm (UK time)

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Match report: Arsenal U-18s 0-0 Fulham

Ideho

WHAT HAPPENED

Our under-18s returned from the international break with a 0-0 draw against Fulham in the U-18 Premier League South on Saturday.

Joel Ideho made his first appearance at this level after joining us from Ajax in the summer, while Ovie Ejeheri replaced Hubert Graczyk in goal.

Early on, Ideho’s pace and trickery won a free-kick for Charlie Patino to deliver to the far post, but Zane Monlouis failed to hit the target from close range.

Patino then delivered another cross for Luke Plange to head wide of the far post, before Asrion Pajaziti came close for the visitors, forcing Ejeheri into a fine save.

Following the restart, we remained patient with our build-up play but our best chance of the afternoon came from a sudden surging run from Brooke Norton-Cuffy, who came on as a substitute for our under-23s less than 24 hours earlier.

The 16-year-old received the ball by the corner flag and held off one marker, before dribbling past another and winning a free kick in a dangerous position.

Patino’s inch-perfect delivery bypassed Fulham’s defence and bounced inside the six-yard area, but it ricocheted back off the post before anyone could provide the finishing touch.

The visitors had a late chance to seal all three points against the run of play, only for Luke Harris to blaze his first-time effort over the bar.

WHAT IT MEANS

u-18 PL table

WHAT’S NEXT

Up next, we will face Rotherham United in the FA Youth Cup on Saturday, December 12.

The game is set to be played at AESSEL New York Stadium with kick-off at 7pm (UK time).

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