Arsenal made it through to the quarter-finals of the FA Youth Cup with a hard-fought 4-3 win at home to Brighton & Hove Albion last night.
Miguel Azeez, who recently returned from injury, scored the pick of Arsenal’s goals with a fine volley, while the young Gunners also benefitted from a mistake by Brighton goalkeeper Roco Rees, who scored an own goal.
It was the performance of Sam Greenwood, however, which was the biggest talking point, with the forward producing an excellent display that saw him score two goals.
Greenwood’s first came from inside the area after he and Ryan Alebiosu had both been denied in quick succession moments previously.
The England youth international then scored from the penalty spot as he played a significant part in helping Arsenal to progress in this prestigious competition.
Greenwood’s all-round performance was of a very high standard as he demonstrated his excellent technique and played some slick passes.
Having spent much of the game up front, Greenwood moved to the right wing for the closing stages as Arsenal just about managed to see out the game.
During the first half in particular Greenwood linked up very well with midifelder Ben Cottrell and showed that he is continuing to develop apace having done very well since joining from Sunderland in 2018.