We suffered a narrow defeat in an action-packed north London derby on Saturday morning.
As is usually the case in derby games, it was a feisty and tenacious start with a few hard tackles made by both sets of players. But, it was the home side who made the brighter start and took the lead when Rio Kyerematen converted from close range after four minutes.
Despite the early setback, we settled into the game and got into a lot of good positions in the final third but we failed to create any meaningful chances.
However, the hosts scored again just before the break when Jamie Donley rose highest in the box to head his side into a commanding half-time lead.
We started the second half with a high level of urgency and pulled a goal back within five minutes of the restart - Osman Kamara heading home from a corner.
The momentum shifted in our favour and we drew level thanks to an unbelievable strike by Kamara, who found the top corner to net his third goal in the last two games.
Tottenham found their winner against the run of play from the penalty spot when Noah Cooper brought down Mikey Moore and Donley smashed home to notch his second of the game.
WHAT IT MEANS
The result means we remain seventh in the Under-18s Premier League with 19 points after 17 games.
We're back in action on Tuesday, March 28, where we host Leicester City in the Under-18s Premier League.
Kick-off at London Colney is at 11:30am (UK).
Arsenal XI: Cooper, Rosiak, Robinson, Brown, Nichols, Ibrahim (Oulad M’Hand, 80), Lewis-Skelly, Gower, Kamara, Forde (Roberts, 86), Nwaneri
Subs not used: Rojas, Quamina, Small
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