Saturday 16 March 2013
Arsenal avoided a fourth defeat at the hands of West Ham United this season with a 1-1 draw in the Barclays Under-21 Premier League Elite Group.
Arsenal opened the scoring on 20 minutes through Conor Henderson, but the lead lasted just 12 minutes as Nico Yennaris put a cross by Pelly Ruddock into his own net.
The second half was interrupted for 10 minutes by a floodlight failure before both sides went in search of a winning goal. Wellington Paulista headed over two chances before Arsenal's Serge Gnabry hit a post in stoppage time.
A point left Arsenal second from bottom with seven points from seven matches, while West Ham climbed to fourth with nine points from nine matches.
Barclays Under-21 Premier League results
Friday 15 March
West Ham (Yennaris o.g.) 1-1 Arsenal (Henderson)
Thursday 14 March
Fulham 0-1 Blackburn Rovers (Osawe)
Barclays Under-21 Premier League fixtures
Sunday 17 March
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United, The Hawthorns, 2pm
Everton v Aston Villa, Southport FC, 2pm
Monday 18 March
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Liverpool, AFC Telford United, 7pm
Bolton Wanderers v Stoke City, Lancashire FA, 7pm
Norwich City v Manchester City, Colney Training Centre, 2pm
Reading v Newcastle United, Reading Training Ground, 1pm