Posh v Arsenal U21s

A look ahead to Tuesday evening’s Bristol Street Motors Trophy against Arsenal under 21s (7.30pm).

Peterborough United welcome Arsenal under 21s to the Weston Homes Stadium in the last 32 of the Bristol Street Motors Trophy on Tuesday evening (7.30pm) with Darren Ferguson’s men looking to overcome a second under 21 side so far in the competition.

The Gunners won 5-0 and lost 5-2 in the group phase stage and in their final fixture they fielded two first team players in Fabio Viera and Reiss Nelson, but with the Gunners in first team action at Luton Town in the Premier League on the same night, its unlikely they will feature in PE2.


Posh midfielder Jeando Fuchs is expected to feature after a strong performance for an hour against Coventry City on Friday afternoon for the under 21s. Emmanuel Fernandez is also expected to be involved but goalkeeper Will Blackmore remains sidelined and a number of other players are carrying knocks.

Posh boss Darren Ferguson has hinted he will make plenty of changes with a busy schedule on the horizon. Arsenal under 21s have not played since their last game in this competition with their latest league game postponed on Friday.


Amario Cozier-Duberry (pictured below) starred at both U21 and U18 level last season, making vital contributions in our run to the FA Youth Cup final. The winger’s impressive form was rewarded with first-team involvement, as he came off the bench at Emirates Stadium in our friendly with Juventus in December 2022. The England youth international was regularly on the bench for the Gunners in the Premier League last season, and was part of the touring squad to the United States in 2023, featuring in the second half of our win over Barcelona in Los Angeles.

Amario Cozier-Duberry


“Arsenal won’t be too dissimilar to Tottenham in a sense that they are a very technical side, they will take the ball in all areas of the pitch and they will have a lot of pace. I will be making changes to the line-up because players need minutes and also because some of our players are carrying knocks. It is a tournament we want to go as a far as we can in and I will be looking for a strong performance,” Darren Ferguson said.


Tickets are available at www.theposhtickets.com and via the Weston Homes Stadium Box Office. The Deskgo Stand and the Weston Homes London Road End will be closed for the fixture. Arsenal fans will be accommodated in the away section of the North Stand.


The game is available to watch on Posh+ for domestic and overseas subscribers priced at £10 with audio passes available for £5. Commentary will be provided by Chris Dowsett and Nilesh Patel.


Ricky-Jade Jones actually made his debut in a trophy tie with Arsenal under 21s back in 2019 with a second half strike from Joe Ward securing a narrow 1-0 victory for Posh.

Posh v Arsenal


The biggest connection to the Gunners comes in the form of goalkeeper David Seaman who went on to become England’s number one. Among the other players with connections include Ben White (pictured below), Steve Morrow and Stuart Taylor.

Ben White


Lee Swabey is the match referee.