VIDEO: Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Arsenal) hat-trick v West Ham reserves

We have featured Arsenal prospect Jay Emmanuel-Thomas on this blog already this season, after he scored a solo cracker for Blackpool whilst on loan at the Championship side in November (see here).

Earlier this week, on Tuesday, whilst Sol Campbell received all the press attention for a 45-minute run out in Arsenal reserves 4-2 win at West Ham, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas came off the pitch with the match ball after claiming an impressive hat trick.

Emmanuel-Thomas was one of the stars of Arsenal’s Youth Cup win last season and appears to be ready for Arsene Wenger’s first team if this hat-trick is anything to go by.

Expect to see Emmanuel-Thomas play for the Gunners first team in Arsenal’s FA Cup tie at Stoke next on Sunday week.

The first was a fine header into the far corner, the second a good finish after Emmanuel Thomas had been involved in a slick move that would not look out of place in the Premier League and the third was knocked in off the post.

Jay Emmanuel Thomas’ hat-trick for Arsenal reserves can be seen on this video.