Arsenal U18s fixture at Brighton postponed due to driving error

 (Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
(Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal Under-18s game against Brighton was on Saturday postponed due to a driving error.

There were claims that the young Gunners side ended up at Bournemouth, rather than Brighton, but Standard Sports understands reports the squad ended up 100 miles away at the wrong seaside town are incorrect.

Instead, the team coach took the wrong exit off the M25 and realised too late to make the kick-off time.

In an attempt to hold the fixture, the kick-off was initially pushed back to 12.30pm with the squad expected to be late, before the game was postponed entirely.

Arsenal U18s will now play Brighton at a later date.

Jack Wilshere's side were looking to extend their unbeaten run to four games across all competitions after wins over Leicester and Middlesbrough and a draw with Crystal Palace in recent weeks, and will now face Norwich back in London on Monday.

They currently sit eighth in the league and manager Wilshere is attracting interest from Major League Soccer side Colorado Rapids.