Jack WIlshere, Emmanuel Frimpong and Bacary Sagna reaffirmed their fitness credentials as they each played another 90 minutes for Arsenal’s under-21 side.
Terry Burton’s side, seemingly taking their lead from the first team, went behind early on against Everton before a brace by teenage German midfielder Thomas Eisfeld sealed the comeback and points for the Gunners.
Arseblog News didn’t watch the game but judging by the text commentary provided by the official site it looks as though Wilshere was an influential figure in the centre of the park. The England international played his part in the build-up to the first goal, directly assisted the second and earned himself a booking with six minutes left on the clock.
Having been on the bench against Norwich it wouldn’t be surprising for the boss to again include the 20-year-old in the first team squad for Wednesday’s game with Schalke.
Unfortunately for Eisfeld, despite his two-goal salvo and the proliferation of first team injuries in the midfield, there’s no way he’ll be involved against his countrymen in midweek as he didn’t make the cut for the Champions League squad. Perhaps the COC clash with Reading is his best bet to further impress Arsene Wenger.
Details on the performances of Sagna and Frimpong are few and far between although they seem to have survived the trip to Merseyside unscathed.
Update – Full Arsenal.com match report now available.