Albion's under-18s were beaten by Arsenal on Saturday.
- Donyell Malen (2) and Joe Willock secure Arsenal all three points
- Albion are beaten for the second time this season
- Danny Mandroiu and Archie Davies both come close for the Seagulls
- Ian Buckman’s side are next in action against Aston Villa on 10th September
Brighton & Hove Albion’s under-18s were beaten 3-0 by Arsenal at the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre on Saturday.
Donyell Malen’s brace and a goal from Joe Willock secured the North London club all three points.
The Gunners broke the deadlock after just eight minutes when Willock fired the ball home after a sweeping move.
It was 2-0 when Malen produced a smart finish with the inside of his foot to put the ball beyond the outstretched Bailey Vose.
Malen scored his second and Arsenal’s third just before half-time with a superb acrobatic effort from Willock’s cross which effectively put the game out of sight.
Ian Buckman’s side still created a number of opportunities during the game, with Danny Mandroiu’s early effort going over the bar.
Mandroiu also had another effort saved as the Gunners claimed a comfortable victory.
ALBION: Vose; Moore, Barker, O’Sullivan, Cochrane; Mandroiu, Davies, Sanders; Ajiboye (Garcia 68), Hutchinson (Connolly 68), Meekums (Rolph 78).