Arsenal has reached the eighth finals of the FA Cup on Monday evening. The team of trainer Mikel Arteta won 1-2 against Nathan Aké's Bournemouth, who participated in the entire competition.
Arsenal had a dream start at the Vitality Stadium, where Bukayo Saka opened the score after five minutes. The eighteen-year-old wing defender hit hard through the bottom of the bar. Twenty minutes later, Eddie Nketiah, who was two years older, came in close to 0-2 after a good cross by Gabriel Martinelli.
Fifteen minutes after the break Arsenal had to deal with a setback. Defender Shkodran Mustafi got injured at his ankle and was carried off the field by stretcher. Halfway through the injury time of no less than eight minutes, Sam Surridge still scored, but in an exciting final phase the equalizer did not come.
Due to the hard-fought victory, Arsenal, who is suffering this season, is still unbeaten in 2020, although this was only the third victory of this calendar year. The last three Premier League duels of 'The Gunners' ended in a draw.
In the eighth finals of the FA Cup, Arsenal awaits a showdown with Portsmouth, which will play in the League One. Arsenal won the most important cup tournament in England six times this century and in 2017 for the last time.