A late goal succumbed us to a heartbreaking 4-3 defeat on the road to Crystal Palace.
Having played the Eagles just 11 days ago, Jack Wilshere’s side started the brighter and made the perfect start when Seb Ferdinand gave us the lead after just three minutes.
However, our lead would only last a minute before the hosts replied through Asher Agbinone’s strike.
Palace took the lead when a defensive error allowed Agbinone to grab his second of the game and then we conceded another shortly after through Cormac Austin’s penalty.
Despite being 3-1 down, we never let our heads drop and the brilliance of Osman Kamara to turn his man and fire in the top corner saw us pull a goal back just before the break to end an action-packed half.
We took the momentum straight into the second half and drew level moments after the restart when Michal Rosiak found space and curled a fine effort into the corner.
Substitute Romari Forde came close to putting us ahead but had his effort blocked, while the home side came close on two occasions but excellent stops from Noah Cooper thwarted their efforts.
The south Londoners eventually found their winner with three minutes remaining when David Obou drilled his shot low in the bottom corner to steal all three points.
WHAT IT MEANS
The result sees us remain in sixth place in the Under-18s Premier League with 19 points, after 16 games played.
We are in action next on Saturday, March 17 where we will take on north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
The game will take place at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre - kick-off will be at 11am (UK).
Arsenal: Cooper, Rosiak, Robinson, Brown, Nichols (Quamina, 86), Ibrahim (Gower, 30) Oulad M’Hand, Nwaneri, Ferdinand (Roberts, 83), Kamara, Benjamin (Forde, 61)
Subs not used: Rojas
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