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Benik Afobe nets hat-trick as Arsenal win U18 final

Arsenal are Premier League youth champions after a 5-3 victory over Nottingham Forest in yesterday's final.

Benik Afobe was the hat-trick hero as Arsenal Under-18s retained the Premier Academy League title on Tuesday.

The prolific striker was involved in all five goals as the Gunners defeated Nottingham Forest 5-3 at Emirates Stadium.

The visitors went ahead early on but Afobe struck twice before the break to give Steve Bould's side a deserved lead.

They were pegged back shortly after the hour mark but Afobe then converted a penalty he had won himself to complete his hat-trick.

The star man wasn't done there though. Minutes later he won a penalty for Luke Freeman to convert. The former Gillingham striker then assured the Gunners victory after substitute Sean McCashin had given Forest hope.

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