Arsenal Under 16s will travel home today with the Atalanta Cup, after they beat Juventus on penalties in the final yesterday evening.
After an entertaining 0-0 draw the game would be decided from the penalty spot. After the first 10 players had taken their kicks and all converted, trialist keeper Sean McDermott then saved one, before being given the chance to be the hero and win Arsenal the Cup. He converted and the young Gunners picked up the trophy during the week long tournament.
It seemed Steve Gattings boys grew from strength to strength the more the competition progressed. Arsenal beat Juventus in 1-0 in the opening game. Before flattening Chievo Verona 3-1 thanks to goals from Jack Wilshere, Jason Banton and trailist striker Nikos Karelis.
Then came Inter Milan who were romped 4-0 with a double from Benik Afobe, added to by efforts from Emmanuel Frimpong and Luke Freeman. Up next was CSKA Moscow in the Semi-finals, they were smashed aside with a stunning 6-0 win, which saw a hat-trick from Luke Freeman, and one a piece for Afobe, Wilshere and Nikos Karelis.
Setting up the fore mentioned final against Juventus. A huge well done and congratulations for everybody involved with the win, and in particular to Jack Wilshere who won player of the tournament, and to blog regular Joseph56 for sending this news via e-mail.
Luke Freeman – 4
Benik Afobe – 3
Jack Wilshere – 2
Niko Karelis – 2
Emmanuel Frimpong – 1
Jason Banton – 1
Article By – J.Sanderson & Joseph56