Eddie Nketiah ensures Arsenal's FA Cup gamble pays off against Portsmouth

02 March 2020 09:58
Mikel Arteta is nothing if not brave. With the outcome of his team’s season hinging on progressing in the FA Cup, the Arsenal manager saw his faith in youth rewarded once again with a clinical away victory thanks to goals either side of half-time from Sokratis Papstathopoulos and Eddie Nketiah.Against motivated opponents backed by a vociferous home crowd, Arsenal rode the early Portsmouth storm but needed two flashes of inspiration from the returning Reiss Nelson to ease their path into the sixth round. The forward – one of six aged 20 or under who started – was a constant menace down the right flank and totally justified his inclusion instead of the £72m record-signing Nicolas Pépé with a brilliant performance that showed Arsenal supporters there may be reasons to be positive about the future after all. Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian