Photos: Zelalem and Crowley in action as Arsenal's impressive youngsters stunned in shock Youth Cup defeat

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Arsenal's young players have been eliminated from the FA Youth Cup by Crewe Alexandra.

Arsenal under-18 captain Daniel Crowley, pictured above, was unable to prevent the side crashing out of the FA Youth Cup.

Last season's beaten finalists lost 3-2 to Crewe Alexandra on home turf, in a game they trailed 2-0 and later 3-1.

The fifth round win for Crewe sets up a quarter-final against Manchester City. Liverpool and Manchester United's sides also exited in the same round, but Chelsea and Spurs have already progressed to the semi-finals.

The loss was particularly disappointing for Arsenal with a number of players who have featured for the first team squads in competitive matches involved. These included Gedion Zelalem, Aisling Maitland-Niles, Stefan O'Connor and goalkeeper Ryan Huddart.

Arsenal's goals were scored by the prolific Steph Mavididi and substitute Marc Bola. 

You can see a selection of images from the game in our gallery below:

Chris Willock takes on opponent Tom Lowery

Gedion Zelalem is brought down as he attempts to shield the ball.

Defender Stefan O'Connor in possession as Arsenal attempted to fight back.

Aisling Maitland-Niles in action for Arsenal during the defeat.

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