Pro:Direct Eleven versus Arsenal FC

Arsenal FC Academy vs Pro:Direct Eleven

PDA players from across the UK were selected to play in the prestigious friendly match versus world famous club Arsenal's Academy during November 2019. A test against a Premier League club, Academy Manager (UK)  Danny Payne reminded the lads before kick-off to own the moment. Our players were lucky to experience Arsenal's London Training Centre at London Colney in Hertfordshire. They were proud to debut with the new black and gold Adidas Pro:Direct 11 shirt and challenged themselves against global elite youth players. The two day experience featured a training camp and match day saw PD11 players test drive Adidas Dark Script Pack Boots supplied by Pro:Direct.

Pro:Direct Eleven prepare to play Arsenal

The Pro:Direct Eleven Squad prepare to take on Arsenal

The Pro:Direct Eleven players rose to the occasion and took the game to their illustrious Premier League Academy opponents. We ultimately won the match 3-2 as they increased their levels and the bar for Pro:Direct Eleven match day performances. The boys left the pitch knowing the challenge will be to repeat the level shown in this performance in future matches.

Pro:Direct Eleven players in action at Arsenal

Pro:Direct Eleven players at Arsenal's London Colney Training Centre

Our players delievered an action packed display, with fast break attacks - kudos to our partners Science In Sport who ensured they took on the precise fuel that's key to a fast, strong performance. Our thanks go to Arsenal FC for allowing our players to experience football at the highest level, with their expert coaching staff sharing post match match analysis with the lads.

Pro:Direct Eleven players take on Arsenal

Pro:Direct Eleven beat The Gunners Academy on the day and also benefitted from analysis from their expert coaching staff.