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Ali: “An Impressive Performance”

Mehmet Ali commended his team’s impressive performance as they rallied from behind to secure a convincing 4-1 victory against Leicester City at Meadow Park.

A hat-trick by Ethan Nwaneri and a remarkable strike by James Sweet ensured our unbeaten start to the Premier League 2 season remained intact.

Ali expressed, “I believe we thoroughly dominated the match. Our precision in crucial moments paid off, and we reaped the rewards for showcasing some highly commendable attacking sequences.”

Despite registering seven goals across our initial two fixtures of the season, Ali continues to challenge his players to excel in both attacking and defensive aspects.

“At Arsenal, our focus is always on how we can elevate our performance. Although we managed to score, we could have added more goals. While our defensive line could have displayed more assertiveness at times, I am overall content with the team’s display.”

Regarding Nwaneri’s standout performance, particularly his first hat-trick at this level, Ali shared, “I am genuinely delighted for Ethan. His dedication shines through, and tonight, his poise and positioning were exceptional, leading him to reap the rewards.”

He added, “His three goals were of remarkable quality, and it is essential to credit his teammates for creating the opportunities.”

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U18s Match Summary: West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Arsenal

Our young Gunners extended their undefeated streak this season with a hard-fought 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion on their away fixture.

Continuing from their impressive victory over West Ham in the prior week, Jack Wilshere’s squad maintained their positive momentum. The match witnessed an early chance from Osman Kamara, yet his shot was directly aimed at the opposing goalkeeper.

However, it was the home side that took the lead, benefitting from Adriel Walker’s deflected shot that found the back of the net.

Gradually, our team gained control of the match and nearly leveled the score before half-time, with Harrison Duziak and Rosiak creating opportunities that resulted in a quick double save by Louis Brady.

Our equalizing goal came soon after the second half began, courtesy of Kamara. He capitalized on a bouncing ball within the penalty area, displaying his adeptness by slotting it into the net to draw us level.

The game’s momentum shifted in our favor, and Seb Ferdinand came close to scoring an extraordinary strike, only to be thwarted by a save that tipped the ball over the crossbar.

We exhibited a determined effort to secure a victory, with substitutes Louie Copley and Kamarni Ryan making impactful contributions off the bench. Our team ultimately returned to London with a well-deserved point.

By- Sahiba Suri

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