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Who will play for Arsenal in the FA Youth Cup this season?   Leave a comment

Jeorge Bird's Arsenal Youth

The draw for the third round of the FA Youth Cup was made yesterday, with Arsenal set to host Blackburn Rovers.

The teams met in the 2001 final, with Arsenal running out winners, and the young Gunners will be seeking to go all the way this time around.

To be eligible to play in the competition this season, players must have been born between September 1st 1998 and September 1st 2001.

That means that the following individuals can be called upon in the FA Youth Cup this campaign.

Second-years

Tolaji Bola*, Josh DaSilva*, Vlad Dragomir*, Yassin Fortune*, Charlie Gilmour*, Donyell Malen*, Marcus McGuane*, Jordi Osei-Tutu*, Eddie Nketiah*, Kostas Pileas, Nathan Tella, Joe Willock

First-years

Joao Virginia*, Alex Crean*, Reiss Nelson, Josh Benson, Emile Smith-Rowe, Daniel Ballard, Dominic Thompson, Jay Beckford, Joseph Olowu, Nathan Tormey, Robbie Burton, Tobi Omole.

Schoolboys

Trae Coyle, Arthur Okonkwo, Daniel Barden, Tyreece John-Jules, Xavier Amaechi, James…

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Understanding the impact of Tactical Fouls   Leave a comment

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By Karthik (@thinktankkv)

When Sergio Ramos brought down Yannick Ferreira Carrasco in the Champions League final this year to put an end to a promising Atletico Madrid counter attack, a lot must have been going through his head. Carrasco was playing out of his skin trying to get Atletico back into the game and with two deft touches he managed to motor past Modric and Casemiro to leave Real Madrid’s defense in total disarray. Things looked good for Atletico at that instant; Carrasco had only one defender separating him from the goal and two of his teammates were quick to flank him on either side to create a numerical advantage. Ramos surveyed the situation and in a matter of seconds came up with solutions and assessed the risk involved in all possible courses of action. He could track back as fast as possible banking on Atletico to commit…

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Antonio Valencia on course to return against Arsenal after miraculous recovery — Metro   Leave a comment

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Antonio Valencia’s recovery is ahead of schedule (Picture: Getty)Manchester United defender Antonio Valencia is way ahead of schedule in his recovery from a broken arm and could feature against Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 19th. The Ecuadorian’s been out of action for just over two weeks after fracturing his arm against Manchester City. United…

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Antonio Valencia on course to return against Arsenal after miraculous recovery — Metro   1 comment

Antonio Valencia’s recovery is ahead of schedule (Picture: Getty)Manchester United defender Antonio Valencia is way ahead of schedule in his recovery from a broken arm and could feature against Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 19th. The Ecuadorian’s been out of action for just over two weeks after fracturing his arm against Manchester City. United…

via Antonio Valencia on course to return against Arsenal after miraculous recovery — Metro

Posted November 13, 2016 by arsenalwonder in arsenal, epl, premiership