Post-Match Report

Match report: Leicester City 1-1 Arsenal U-23s

Omari Hutchinson celebrates scoring for Arsenal U-23s


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


We fought back from a goal down to draw 1-1 at Leicester City on Monday night.

Bradley Ibrahim was handed his first start at this level in a much-changed defence that saw Zak Swanson and Reuell Walters deployed at the heart of our backline.

We made a promising start and almost took an early lead through Miguel Azeez, but our midfielder's volley from outside the box grazed the top of the bar.

The hosts went ahead against the run of play, Tawanda Maswanhise scoring from the spot after Will Alves was tripped by the onrushing Arthur Okonkwo.

We responded well to falling behind and almost equalised through Azeez's header, but his effort from close range was kept out impressively by Brad Young.

Omari Hutchinson drew us level minutes before the break, firing beyond Young at the near post after a jinking run into the Leicester penalty area.

Our goalscorer almost turned provider when he found Marcelo Flores unmarked in the box, but our Mexican playmaker's effort was saved by Young.

It was then Okonkwo's turn to pull off a remarkable save when he tipped Ben Nelson's header over the bar in the closing stages to secure us a point.


We stay third in the Premier League 2, nine points behind the leaders, Manchester City after 19 matches.


We're back in Premier League 2 action on Friday, February 25, when we host Liverpool.

Kick-off at Meadow Park is at 7pm (UK time).

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