Bukayo Saka helps Arsenal into FA Cup fifth round

Arsenal teenager Bukayo Saka scored one aim and arrange one other because the Londoners sealed a spot within the FA Cup fifth round with a 2-1 win over Bournemouth on the Vitality Stadium on Monday. Left-back Saka and striker Eddie Nketiah netted inside 26 minutes as Arsenal’s much-changed lineup made a dominant begin and fought off a late Bournemouth rally to safe a tie in opposition to third-tier Portsmouth again on the south coast. Saka, 18, blasted the ball into the roof of the online from a decent angle after 5 minutes earlier than his low cross supplied a tap-in for Nketiah, who was recalled this month from a mortgage spell at second-tier Leeds United. Bournemouth’s Sam Surridge scored within the fourth minute of added time to arrange a nervous finale for Mikel Arteta’s facet however the hosts couldn’t discover an equaliser and are left to concentrate on the battle for Premier League survival. Arsenal’s first-half efficiency was eye-catching, with 22 passes main as much as Saka’s tremendous opening aim. “Mikel is trying to bring back the philosophy of the Arsenal way. We did that well in the first half, not so much in the second half,” Saka informed BT Sport. Bournemouth’s last-gasp aim them some hope, Simon Francis’ low cross eluding all people and permitting Surridge, 21, to attain his first aim for the membership after a mortgage spell at Swansea Metropolis. “We’re very disappointed. We gave it a good go in the end,” mentioned Bournemouth supervisor Eddie Howe. “It was just a poor start. Tough first half hour and  we struggled to deal with their movement. We weren’t ourselves. But for the last 60 minutes, we scrapped and almost got something in the end.”

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