Arsenal's U19 UEFA Youth League group stage began with a disappointing 2-1 loss against PSV Eindhoven U19s at a soaking wet and windy Meadow Park on Wednesday afternoon.
Ethan Nwaneri gave the talented Young Guns the lead on the half-hour mark, before Emir Bars reduced the arrears for the away side four minutes before the interval.
Jason Van Duiven scored from a deflected free-kick in the 69th minute.
In challenging conditions Amario Cozier-Duberry stood out for Mehmet Ali's youngsters.
It’s absolutely lashing it down here at a soaking Meadow Park but talented Arsenal Young Gun Amario Cozier Duberry is impressing with his creativity and vision and also his excellent work rate in extremely challenging conditions pic.twitter.com/tQL9S6uPas— Layth (@laythy29) September 20, 2023
Find out who impressed with our Gooner Fanzine Player Ratings
Alexei Rojas: 7/10
Lino Sousa: 7/10 (Nichols 68),
Ayden Heaven: 7/10
Reuell Walters (C) 7/10
Michal Rosiak 7.5/10
Ethan Nwaneri (Dudziak 74) 7.5/10
Bradley Ibrahim: 7.5/10
Myles Lewis-Skelly 7.5/10 (Oulad M’Hand 86),
Charles Sagoe Jr 7/10
Omari Benjamin 7/10 (Ferdinand 74),
Amario Cozier-Duberry: 8/10
Substitutes (not used): Cooper, Kacurri
Niek Schiks 7.5/10
Bram Rovers 7/10 (Waayers 53),
Emmanuel Van De Blaak 7/10
Matteo Dams 7/10 (Van Der Plas 90+4),
Renzo Tytens 7/10
Tay Abed 6.5/10
Wessel Kuhn 6.5/10 (Raap 71),
Tygo Land 7/10
Jevon Simons 6/10 (Van Den Berg 46),
Jason Van Duiven (C) 8/10
Emir Bars: 7.5/10
The result means Arsenal sit third in the UEFA Youth League Group B, level on points with Sevilla, who lost 1-0 to Lens on Wednesday.
The Young Guns UEFA Youth League group stage continues when Mehmet Ali's side travel to France to face Lens at Stade Daniel Leclerq on Tuesday, October 3.