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Mohamed Elneny features as Arsenal cruise past Blackpool

Mohamed Elneny features as Arsenal cruise past Blackpool

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Arsenal beat Blackpool 3-0 as they convincingly qualified for the 4th round of the FA Cup, with the help of .

The Premier League side made seven changes to the side that beat Fulham 4-1, with Elneny being one of them, and despite those changes, Arsenal still dominated this game.

It didn’t take long for them to get on the scoresheet either, Aaron Ramsey’s free-kick was curled in superbly from the left and his effort bounced back off the right post and youngster Joe Willock reacted the quickest to poke it into the free net to give the Gunners a well-deserved lead.

Arsenal were playing free-flowing football and it was making it very straight forward, Alex Iwobi created space for himself to shoot on the edge of the box but dragged his effort wide of the keeper’s left post.

Soon after Arsenal doubled their lead, Alex Iwobi took the ball down in the box, laid it off to Carl Jenkinson, who drilled the ball the towards the near post. Eddie Nketiah flicked it on for Willock for a tap in to send Arsenal with a two-goal lead going into halftime.

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The second half saw a changed Blackpool side, who came out with more fighting, despite earning a series of corners and crossing some dangerous balls in, the end product just wasn’t there for the hosts.

Then came a chance for Arsenal who after some chaos inside the box, the ball came out for Elneny who scuffed it just wide of the post.

The Gunners did get their third, however, and this time it was the brilliant Alex Iwobi, Aaron Ramsey was played through one on one and his shot was saved but it spilt to Iwobi, who calmly slotted into an empty net to all but end Blackpool’s hopes.

The victory takes Arsenal through to the 4th round of the FA Cup once again, whilst Blackpool’s disappointing season continues.

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