Arsenal embarrassed in FA Youth Cup as Gunners kids dumped out in third-round thrashing against Colchester

ARSENAL U18s were been humbled by Colchester United on Friday night in the FA Youth Cup.

It was a statement 3-0 victory for Colchester, as a highly-rated side Arsenal were dumped out in the third round.


There was another big name in the Arsenal dugout with Jack Wilshire taking his place as assistant coach.

Wilshire is still hoping to continue his playing career but is gaining experience coaching the U18s.

And the former Gunners and England midfielder would not have been impressed as his side succumbed to a giant-killing.

The last time the two sides met in the Youth Cup, Arsenal won 5-1, with Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka playing starring roles.

But there was no repeat at Colchester's JobServe Community Stadium as Ryan Lowe, Samson Tovide and Kaan Bennett netted in a rout for the hosts.

Colchester won a penalty on the stroke of half-time to give themselves the opportunity of a shock lead.

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Captain Lowe stepped up to score the spot kick.

Tovide then netted in the 80th minute to take the Essex team beyond the Gunners.

The cherry on the cake was Bennett's last-minute goal.

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