U18 Preview: Arsenal vs Saints

By SFC Media time Fri 11 Sep U 18
Photo by Isabelle Field | Jack Turner

Southampton's youngsters face Arsenal in the first game of the new Under-18 Premier League.


Arsenal vs Saints
The Arsenal Training Centre
U18 Premier League
Saturday 12th September, 11:30am BST

Paul Hardyman's side start off the 2020/21 season with a visit to Arsenal in the Under 18s Premier League.

Saints were eighth in the division last season before the season was cut short due to COVID-19, accumulating 19 points.

Their last outing was a 1-0 win at Staplewood Campus over Reading back at the start of March.

Substitute Jayden Smith scored the only goal of the game in the 45th minute as Saints finished the season on a high.



SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 04:  during a Southampton FC U18 training session at the Staplewood Campus on September 04, 2020 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Isabelle Field/Southampton FC)
Jayden Smith during pre-season training.


Saints last met with the Gunners in January of this year, when the London-based side came away from Staplewood with a 2-0 win.

In a second meeting in successive weeks against Arsenal, goals from Alfie Matthews and Luke Plange secured the three points following their FA Youth Cup win nine days prior.

Ramello Mitchell, Marco Rus, Kegs Chauke and Smith were amongst those involved for Saints on the afternoon.


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