Liverpool beat Arsenal 7-1 in FA Youth Cup… Gunners fans 'time to go' after insulting former icon and Under-18s boss Jack Wilshere

By Tum Balogun for Mailonline

01:04 21 January 2024, Updated 01:04 21 January 2024

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Former Arsenal star Jack Wilshere suffered a humiliating 7-1 defeat to Liverpool in the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup for the Under-18s.

The 32-year-old took the reigns of the junior team in July 2022 before leading them to last season's final, but he endured one of the worst evenings of his budding coaching career at the AXA Training Center on Saturday.

A hat-trick from star player Louis Goumas and braces from Trent Cone-Doherty and Jaden Dance completed the Reds' emphatic scoring.

The only bright spark for the visitors was a first-half goal from wonderkid Ethan Navaneri, who leveled the game before Mark Bridge-Wilkinson's side took full advantage.

The manner of the defeat led some Arsenal fans to call for his sacking on social media.

Jack Wilshere led Arsenal's U18s to the final of the FA Youth Cup last season but saw them cruelly dumped out of the trophy on Saturday.
Liverpool star Louis Goumas scored a hat-trick for the Reds.

'Jack Wilshere, you're our man, but it's time to leave bro. And hell end hype,' one fan wrote on X, earlier on Twitter.

Another commented: 'Jack Wilshere is doing a poor job with these boys.' A third simply said: 'It's time for Jack Wilshere to go.'

Wilshere led Arsenal U18s to the final last season before they were beaten 5-1 by West Ham in the showpiece.

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Some Arsenal fans were so offended by the scale of the defeat that they called for Wilshere to be sacked

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The former England international was part of the last Gunners squad to win the trophy in 2009 alongside Francis Coughlin, Emmanuel Frimpong, Luke Ayling, Kyle Bartley and Henry Lansbury.

Wilshere's side are sixth in the U18 Premier League South, six points behind bitter London rivals Tottenham.

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