It was a very good performance and win by Arsenal U23’s. Reiss Nelson (of preseason fame) and Eddie Nketiah (our big, youth striker prospect) each had a brace. Before his sending off, Jack looked really fit, both physically and technically. He grabbed the assist on Arsenal’s third goal and created the fourth with a nice throughball. It was good to see him looking like Jack Wilshere after his languid performance against Derby County U23 last week.
Other standout performers were Julio Pleguezuelo (back from his Mallorca loan), Donyell Malen (the Ajax Academy striker prospect was impressive on the right wing), and the wingbacks, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Josh Da Silva, each of whom had an assist. Rob Holding was disappointing, once again struggling with distribution from the RCB position.
Summary with Highlights
Arsenal U23 v Manchester City U23 teamsheet. #arsmci #PL2 pic.twitter.com/fZs1e5StM7— Yannick (@YannickFooty) August 21, 2017
Reiss Nelson, 1-0
3️⃣4️⃣ seconds— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 21, 2017
1️⃣ superb team goal
Take a bow, #AFCU23 pic.twitter.com/afZvoW7dQD
Eddie Nketiah, 2-0
Nketiah doubles the lead for Arsenal. Brilliant work from Maitland-Niles #AFCU23 pic.twitter.com/okWm2CapNP— Terje (@ArsenalTerje) August 21, 2017
Eddie Nketiah, 3-1
Nketiah scores his second goal of the day. Wilshere with the assist. 3-1 Arsenal #AFCU23 pic.twitter.com/bMb3N5Hv3X— Terje (@ArsenalTerje) August 21, 2017
Reiss Nelson, 4-1
Reiss Nelson scores his second, 4-1 Arsenal #AFCU23 pic.twitter.com/quKEwjZW1v— Terje (@ArsenalTerje) August 21, 2017
Wilshere Red Card
Jack, come on buddy...
Wilshere gets sent off. #AFCU23 pic.twitter.com/u7ixNfVYUX— Terje (@ArsenalTerje) August 21, 2017
Match Report from Arsenal
#AFCU23 make it two wins from two in #PL2— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 21, 2017
Read the report from an eventful night at Emirates Stadium ⬇️https://t.co/dsVRoy2aCc