Arsenal’s Theo Walcott opens floodgates to wash away Lincoln fairytale

11 March 2017 19:37
Arsenal eased into the semi-finals of the FA Cup with an initially tight, ultimately rather overwhelming defeat of a spirited Lincoln City team on a muggy, decelerating afternoon. Goals from Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud either side of half-time killed a tie that had looked quite well matched, with the last half-hour reduced to a possession exercise for the home team and a dogged rearguard for the men from the National League.The scars of the midweek mauling by Bayern Munich will be soothed a little, but only a very little, by this victory, while there were concerns for Arsène Wenger in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s early injury and Granit Xhaka’s early substitution after another bone-headed booking. Related: Manchester City and David Silva catch Middlesbrough cold to reach semi Related: Arsène Wenger still obsessed with Bayern despite high five against Lincoln Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian