Arsenal U18s made it through to the final of the FA Youth Cup with a dramatic 2-1 victory over their Manchester City counterparts at Emirates Stadium tonight.
Schoolboy midfielder Myles Lewis-Skelly scored with an impressive header towards the end of extra-time to send Arsenal through to the final, where they will face either West Ham or Southampton.
City played the majority of the game with ten men after Lakyle Samuel was sent off early on, with Arsenal proceeding to take the lead through Michal Rosiak’s free-kick.
Rosiak has been hugely impressive during this Youth Cup run, with the right-back scoring in four of Arsenal’s five games in the competition.
City got an equaliser through Justin Oboavwoduo to send the game to extra-time, but Arsenal ultimately prevailed.
Jack Wilshere’s side have shown incredible fighting spirit in this competition this season and those qualities were very much in evidence again tonight.
Whatever circumstances the young Gunners find themselves in, they simply refuse to be beaten and they will now be looking to become the first Arsenal side to win this competition since the team of 2009, which included Wilshere.