Date:28th January 2020 at 7:20am
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Eddie Nketiah scored as Arsenal booked their place in the next round of the FA Cup.

 Two first-half strikes – one from Nketiah and a screamer from Bukayo Saka saw Arteta’s side run out 2-1 winners over Bournemouth.

Arsenal’s head coach made several changes to the side that fought back against Chelsea, with Emiliano Martinez, Joe Willock and Nketiah all making the starting lineup.

A dominant first-half saw Arsenal take a commanding lead. There were 22 passes in the build up to Bukayo Saka’s lashing in the opener involving all 10 outfield players.

The Arsenal goalscorer then turned provider to set up Nketiah for a simple finish in the 26th minute.

Bournemouth’s Sam Surridge netted late on for a consolation, but it’s the Gunners who progress.

There are concerns – Shkodran Mustafi was stretchered off in the second-half. The German will be assessed today but there are fears his ankle injury will keep him out for some time.

Soccer Football – FA Cup Fourth Round – AFC Bournemouth v Arsenal – Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, Britain – January 27, 2020 Arsenal’s Shkodran Mustafi reacts after sustaining an injury in a collison with Emiliano Martinez REUTERS/David Klein

Arteta gave particular praise to Nketiah, whose season-long loan move to Leeds was cut short at the start of this month over concerns the 20-year-old was not getting enough first-team action.

“Eddie Nketiah was terrific,” said Arteta. “He was on the wing then three seconds later he was in the middle and scoring a goal. This shows me he will score goals and the way he worked without the ball was excellent.”


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