Arsenal’s Myles Lewis-Skelly made his third appearance as the England u16s won the Val de Marne Tournament with victory over France on Saturday.

Myles Lewis-Skelly (L) with the Val de Marne Tournament trophy
Myles Lewis-Skelly (L) with the Val de Marne Tournament trophy

The England u16s were one of four teams taking part in the Val de Marne tournament this week, joining Italy, Belgium and hosts France at the event. Arsenal’s Myles Lewis-Skelly received a call-up, his first u16 opportunity having only turned 15 in September.

England kicked things off with a game against Italy on Tuesday, winning 1-0. Lewis-Skelly made his debut from the bench on that occasion.

Lewis-Skelly then had a chance to start against Belgium on Thursday, and he helped the young England side to a 3-2 win.

That put England in position to win the tournament with a draw on the final day. They did one better, beating France 3-2. Lewis-Skelly came on as a substitute in the final game, and you can watch the full match replay here.

The 15-year-old midfielder is highly rated at Arsenal, and he even made his debut for the u18s earlier this year. He was in the squad again for a match against Norwich City last month.

It doesn’t get much better than kicking off your first spell in a national side with a trophy, so congratulations to Myles!

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