Arsenal U-18 match postponed as team bus drives to Bournemouth instead of Brighton

A corner flag at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium in August 2023.
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Arsenal's Under-18 side were unable to play their match against Brighton on Saturday after an extraordinary mix-up saw the team bus travel to Bournemouth instead.

The young Gunners, who are coached by the club's former midfielder Jack Wilshere, ended up 97 miles away by road along the south coast following the confusion.

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Ben Hayward
Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is the Weekend Editor of FourFourTwo. A European football writer and Tottenham Hotspur fan with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa America - and has spent much of that time in Spain. Ben speaks English and Spanish, currently dividing his time between Barcelona and London, covering all the big talking points of the weekend on FFT: he’s also written several list features and interviewed Guglielmo Vicario for the magazine.