Arsenal overcame struggling Bournemouth at Vitality stadium to set up AN fa Cup fifth-round trip to Portsmouth.
Mikel Arteta’s side was good value for their victory, the platform for progress into successive round engineered on first-half goals from Bukayo Saka and Eddie Nketiah.
Bournemouth substitute sam Surridge forces a goal back deep into eight minutes of stoppage to provide the scoreline a look of respectability and provides Arsenal some late anxious moments, however in point of fact, the Gunners were far and away from the superior team.
Saka lashed an end past Bournemouth keeper Mark Travers once only five minutes following good work from the outstanding Joe Willock and Gabriel Martinelli, the goalscorer then turning provider to set up Nketiah for a straightforward finish within the twenty-sixth minute.
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe made six changes from the team that recorded a much-needed Premier League win over Brighton in their last match – however, there was still enough experience in his side to perform with much greater quality than this mediocre display.
Arsenal, despite that late scare, never seriously threatened to let their lead stick in a controlled performance engineered round the excellence of Willock and Matteo Guendouzi and the threat of Nketiah and Saka.
The only blot on their night was a second-half ankle joint injury that saw defender Shkodran Mustafi set out on a stretcher.
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