Arsenal match postponed after team bus arrives in wrong town

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 25: Ethan Nwaneri of Arsenal shoots whilst under pressure from Patrick Kelly of West Ham United during the FA Youth Cup Final match between Arsenal U18 and West Ham United U18 at Emirates Stadium on April 25, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal U18s’ match against Brighton & Hove Albion today faced an unexpected delay when their team coach mistakenly arrived in Bournemouth instead of Brighton.

Originally scheduled to commence at 12:00 GMT, the match was subject to a 30-minute delay before ultimately being called off. The game will be rescheduled for a later date.

As reported by Arsenal Youth, the Gunners squad found themselves in Bournemouth, a location 95 miles away from Brighton, equating to a 2-hour and 21-minute drive.

Arsenal Under-18 boss are unbeaten in their last three games and now face Norwich City at home next Saturday.

Major League Soccer side Colorado Rapids recently interviewed under-18’s coach Jack Wilshere, who led the Gunners to the FA Youth Cup final in his first season in charge.