Arsenal U18s finished the season in fantastic style yesterday as they won 5-0 away to their Tottenham Hotspur counterparts.
Although Arsenal’s results at this level this season have been rather inconsistent, this was a superb win, with Jack Henry-Francis particularly impressing.
The midfielder has mainly featured for the U23s this season, but, with the season having already finished at that level, he was available to feature for the younger age group yesterday.
Henry-Francis, who was involved with the first-team in pre-season last year, scored twice yesterday and also provided an assist for Mauro Bandeira.
The 18-year-old will hope to push on further next season and it is possible that he could go on loan at some stage.
James Sweet, another player who has enjoyed an encouraging campaign, also managed to get on the scoresheet along with substitute Ismail Oulad M’Hand.
Goalkeeper Remy Mitchell, meanwhile, saved a penalty on what is likely to be his final appearance for the club.
Arsenal U18s are currently in fourth place but they will have to wait until next weekend to discover where they will finish.
Overall, it has been a positive campaign for Dan Micciche’s team in terms of development, although there have been more second year scholars used this season than is usually the case.