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Cup joy for Gunners’ Under-16s stars

Arsenal youngsters beat Juventus in final to clinch Liam Brady Cup

07 April, 2017 — By Steve Barnett

Arsenal Under-16s at the club’s refurbished Hale End Academy

ARSENAL marked the opening of their refurbished Hale End Academy in style this weekend when their Under-16s side overcame Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Juventus to lift the Liam Brady Cup.

The Gunners’ new multi-million pound facility features four full-size pitches – including an exhibition pitch with the same surface and dimensions as the Emirates Stadium.

The main building houses a gym, a new analysts’ suite and recreational space for young players. There is also a restaurant, changing rooms, classrooms and a medical space.

To mark the reopening, Arsenal’s young guns hosted, and beat, their academy rivals to get their hands on a new trophy to go with their new home. They ran out 1-0 winners over Juventus in the final.

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