We returned to winning ways in the under-18s Premier League with a comprehensive 4-1 win over London rivals Chelsea on Saturday morning.
The opening twenty minutes started in typical derby fashion, with strong challenges as both teams struggled to create chances.
Shortly after we took the lead with our first chance when Omari Benjamin instinctively followed up to slide home the rebound after Seb Ferdinand’s effort was saved.
We doubled our lead just before the break thanks to Michal Rosiak - he curled in a fine free kick from 25 yards into the bottom corner, leaving Luke Campbell in the Chelsea goal with no chance.
But, the hosts pulled one back instantly when Ronnie Stutter found space in the box to fire his effort into the roof of our net and we went into the interval with our lead halved.
The second half saw us start on the front foot, and we restored our two-goal advantage through Benjamin’s second of the game, finishing off a nice move with ruthless conviction.
Chelsea tried to find ways back into the game but our defence stood strong and nullified the Blues at every opportunity.
Jimi Gower sealed our win with a fine finish nine minutes from the end, to cap off a fantastic away performance.
WHAT IT MEANS
Our win sees us climb up to sixth in the table - we have 16 points after 13 games played.
We return to action in a huge FA Youth Cup quarter final match-up against Cambridge United. The fixture will be played at Emirates Stadium on Thursday, February 23.
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Arsenal: Cooper (GK), Rosiak, Kacurri, Robinson, Quamina (Oulad M’Hand, 73) Lewis-Skelly, Ibrahim (Gower, 63), Nwaneri, Kamara, Ferdinand (Kabia, 84), Benjamin
Subs not used: Rojas, Nichols
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