Arsenal’s Salah nets stunner in U23 stalemate with Man Metropolis

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta before the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on October 25, 2020 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)


Footage of the targets netted by Arsenal’s U23s of their crunch assembly with Manchester Metropolis this previous weekend has begun to show heads on-line.

Tottenham thumped

Ongoings on the purple half of North London have in fact taken centre stage within the headlines during the last 24 hours.

This comes with Mikel Arteta’s Gunners having made quick work of Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, within the newest version of the North London Derby.

Targets from all of Emile Smith Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka contained in the opening 35 minutes proved sufficient to see Arsenal to a hard-earned three factors, and a spot within the top-half of the Premier League desk for the primary time this season.

Salah amongst the targets

As outlined above, although, Arteta’s first-team panel had been removed from the one considered one of Arsenal’s outfits to have placed on a formidable show this previous weekend…

The opposite? The membership’s U23s.

On the again of a formidable opening to the marketing campaign, the Gunners’ newest crop of up-and-coming expertise made the journey to the Manchester Metropolis Academy Stadium, conscious {that a} victory would information them clear on the summit of the Premier League 2 desk.

And although, when all was stated and accomplished, Kevin Betsy’s males had been pressured to accept a share of the spoils, they greater than held their very own up in opposition to a gifted Metropolis outfit.

After Oscar Bobb opened the sport’s scoring for the hosts with 40 minutes gone, Arsenal rapidly levelled issues up, courtesy of the afternoon’s standout second.

Choosing the ball up 25 yards from aim, 18-year-old Salah Oulad M’Hand, identified merely as ‘Salah’, drove inside, earlier than unleashing a shocking right-footed strike into the far prime nook:

Then, straight from kick-off originally of the 2nd-half, the Gunners made it 2-1.

Joel Lopez was the person on the right track this time round, bursting ahead from his left-wing-back berth to direct a pinpoint effort residence off the within of the put up:

Hosts Metropolis in the end went on to bag a decisive leveller a short while later, however, after the likes of Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka represented Arsenal’s academy setup in standout trend within the derby, the following crop of burgeoning expertise at Hale Finish made clear in opposition to Metropolis that they are going to quickly be placing the stress on Mikel Arteta, too.


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Premier League desk

# Group MP D P
1 Liverpool FC 6 11 14
2 Manchester Metropolis 6 11 13
3 Chelsea FC 6 10 13
4 Manchester United 6 8 13
5 Everton FC 6 5 13
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 5 3 12
7 West Ham United 6 5 11
8 Aston Villa 6 2 10
9 Brentford FC 6 3 9
10 Arsenal FC 6 -5 9
11 Tottenham Hotspur 6 -5 9
12 Watford FC 6 -2 7
13 Leicester Metropolis 6 -3 7
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers 6 -2 6
15 Crystal Palace 5 -3 5
16 Southampton FC 6 -3 4
17 Newcastle United 6 -7 3
18 Leeds United 6 -8 3
19 Burnley FC 6 -6 2
20 Norwich Metropolis 6 -14 0
Participant Group Targets
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 5
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 5
Vardy, Jamie Leicester Metropolis 5
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 4
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 4
Benrahma, Stated West Ham United 3
Grey, Demarai Everton FC 3
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 3
Lukaku, Romelu Chelsea FC 3
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 3
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 3
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 3
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 3
Raphinha Leeds United 3
Greenwood, Mason Manchester United 3
Doucoure, Abdoulaye Everton FC 2
Saint-Maximin, Allan Newcastle United 2
Jesus, Gabriel Manchester Metropolis 2
Townsend, Andros Everton FC 2

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