Portsmouth Academy to face Arsenal in FA Youth Cup - if they overcome Cheltenham

Pompey have been drawn against Arsenal in the third round of the FA Youth Cup.

Friday, 8th November 2019, 5:01 pm
Pompey Academy midfielder Charlie Bell in action against Cheltenham. Picture: Colin Farmery

But first the young Blues must overcome Cheltenham Town in the second stage of the competition if they’re to set up a tie against the Gunners at Fraton Park.

Mark Kelly’s side travel to Whaddon Road on Wednesday night.

Pompey delivered a 5-1 victory over Hereford in the opening round of the tournament last month.

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Should the Blues get past Cheltenham, they’ll again face a Premier League club’s Category One set-up in the last 32.

Kelly's youngsters fell to a 2-1 extra-time loss to Leicester in 2017. 

And last year, Pompey suffered a heartbreaking 3-2 loss at eventual-winners Liverpool.