Khayon Edwards and Charles Sagoe Jr with the Arsenal u21s (Photo by way of Edwards on Instagram)
The Arsenal academy have been concerned in a couple of spectacular comebacks currently, they usually pulled off one other to attract with West Ham United on Saturday.
Despite naming a comparatively sturdy u18 aspect towards West Ham, with in-form striker Khayon Edwards up entrance and Marcelo Flores supporting him after his spectacular work with the Mexico u20s over the worldwide break, the staff didn’t begin effectively.
West Ham took a 2-0 lead round the half-hour mark, with Divin Mubama scoring in the twenty eighth minute and Oliver Scarles doubling their lead in the thirty third.
In equity, these had been West Ham’s solely two photographs on course in the first half, however Arsenal didn’t have too many themselves, they usually had been very a lot chasing the sport after the break.
With simply over quarter-hour left, Charles Sagoe Jr acquired Arsenal again into the sport with a 20-yard strike. The teenager had been denied a penalty minutes earlier, however he made no mistake at the second time of asking.
Billy Vigar got here on after the objective, his first look of the season, and he ended up getting his staff’s important equaliser.
With the sport in stoppage time, Vigar headed house from an Edwards cross for 2-2.
Edwards had a shot cleared off the line earlier in the sport, however he at the very least had an help to indicate for his efforts as his sturdy kind continues.
Though Dan Micciche’s aspect missed out on the three factors, they prevented what seemed like an virtually sure defeat to remain 4 factors clear of West Ham.
They additionally prevented falling even additional behind Chelsea and Southampton, 4 factors forward at the prime of the desk.
Arsenal u18 lineup vs West Ham United
Mitchell, Awe, Jeffcott, Walters, Foran, Sagoe Jr, Sweet, Henry-Francis, Cozier-Duberry, Flores, Edwards
Fedorushchenko, Gaspar, Ibrahim (for Flores, 56), Vigar (for Cozier-Duberry, 73), Green
The Arsenal u18s don’t play once more till December, after they journey away to league leaders Chelsea on Saturday, December 4th at 11:00 GMT.