The Breakdown

The Breakdown: FA Youth Cup semi-final special

Our under-18s drew 2-2 with Blackpool in their FA Youth Cup semi-final first leg at Bloomfield Road.

Kwame Ampadu’s side twice took the lead through Tyreece John-Jules and Xavier Amaechi, but Blackpool hit back twice to leave the tie in the balance going into April’s second leg at Emirates Stadium.

In a special edition of The Breakdown, former Gunner Adrian Clarke assesses our youngsters’ performance and focuses on:

  • Xavier Amaechi and Vontae Daley-Campbell’s combinations
  • Tyreece John-Jules link-up play in the No 10 role
  • Our run to the final four of the competition
  • How a lack of focus could have cost us in the end

Click ‘Play’ on the video above to watch The Breakdown and don't forget to check out the match highlights below:


Carabao Cup
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