Bournemouth 1-2 Arsenal: Match Report, 27 Jan 2020

Arsenal set up an FA Cup fifth-round tie at League One Portsmouth after holding on for a hard-fought 2-1 victory against Bournemouth.

Bournemouth 1-2 Arsenal: Match Report, 27 Jan 2020
Bournemouth 1-2 Arsenal

Arsenal win the FA Cup fourth round with a 2-1 victory against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.

Bukayo Saka turned in an impressive gameplay as Arsenal beat Bournemouth 2-1 in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Monday night at the Vitality Stadium.

Arsenal's first-half performance was eye-catching, with 22 passes.

Bukayo Saka give arsenal an early lead in the  5th minute, from a Gabriel Martinelli assist after a nice turn and run by Joe Willock from midfield allowed the Bukayo Saka to fire hard into the roof of the Bournemouth net.

Eddie Nketiah doubled the lead in the 26th minute as Bukayo Saka collect Joe willock pass and flies down the left and plays a low ball to the edge of the six-yard box. Gabriel Martinelli misses it but Eddie Nketiah is there to convert.

Shkodran Mustafi was stretchered off just before the hour mark after big collision with Bournemouth's Dominic Solanke and Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez that caused him to fall awkwardly. Shkodran Mustafi was replaced by Rob Holding.

Bournemouth finally found a first goal during the 10 minutes of added time through Sam Surridge from a set piece.


Player Ratings

Bournemouth: Travers (6), Smith (6), S Cook (5), Ake (6), Simpson (5), Fraser (5), L Cook (6), Gosling (6), Surman (6), H Wilson (6), Solanke (5).

Subs: Francis (6), C Wilson (6), Surridge (6).

Arsenal: Martinez (6), Bellerin (7), Mustafi (6), Sokratis (7), Saka (8), Guendouzi (7), Xhaka (7), Pepe (6), Willock (8), Martinelli (7), Nketiah (8).

Subs: Holding (6), Ceballos (6), Maitland-Niles (n/a).

Man of the match: Bukayo Saka.

What's next?

Arsenal will travel to, Burnley to play against Burnley in the Premier League.