PHOTO: Arsenal wonderkid Crowley stars in first game in Puma kit

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Arsenal's under-21 side hit five in a friendly with Bournemouth.

Almost a week after Arsenal's new Puma kit was unveiled at a blockbuster launch on the Thames, it has had it's first run out in an actual fixture.

Members of the Arsenal's under-21 side were the first to wear the shirt in action, competing in a friendly match against a Bournemouth XI.

Arsenal recorded a 5-0 win in the game at London Colney, with a very junior side impressing.

The star of the show was highly rated Daniel Crowley, signed from Aston Villa one year ago, hailed at the time as the 'next Jack Wilshere'.

He scored two in the victory, showing he has bounced back from a bad ankle injury suffered earlier in 2014 which caused him to be stretchered off the pitch in a game for the under-21s.

Crowley is still just 16, and turns 17 in early August. While signed to step into the under-18s, the England under-17 international featured for the under-21s four times last season in competitive matches. This is a figure which surely would have been more had it not been for injury.

Arsenal's other goalscorers in the win were Alex Iwobi, 18, Stefan O'Connor, 17, and Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 16.

The side also featured Jack Jebb, Tafari Moore, Josh Vickers, Glen Kamara, Austin Lipman, Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill, George Dobson and Renny Smith.

Crowley even took to Twitter after the game to express his enjoyment at getting back to action.

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