Arsenal are through to the 4th round of the FA Cup after two goals from Joe Willock and one from Alex Iwobi gave Unai Emery’s side a 3-0 win over League One Blackpool. In truth, it could have been more, and Eddie Nketiah will be kicking himself over some missed chances, but all in all a professional job done pretty well.

Read the Blackpool 0-3 Arsenal match report and see the goals here

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Jack
Jack

1/10 for Tony Adams’ suit. Looked like Jim out of American Pie.

arsepedant
arsepedant

Still looked better than the decrepit Oyston.

Faisal Narrage
Faisal Narrage

He looked like one of the main cast from the 90s movie “The Witches”.

A Different George
A Different George

It is hard to believe that Oyston is not a character in a fairly unsophisticated comedy show.

Longfellow
Longfellow

0/10 for Tony Adams’ chat

OverseaFan
OverseaFan

What did he say?

Bob
Bob

Some serious accidental partridge on his part

Ben Coates
Ben Coates

Did he at no point ask the tailor if it was too jazzy?

Richard
Richard

All I will say is a 6 for Lichsteiner is incredibly generous..

Tim Miller
Tim Miller

He helped out at center back. He is not a center back. I get it, he is the new whipping boy, but come on.

Richard
Richard

Considering his displays in an Arsenal shirt, I would say he is not even a footballer, let alone a centre back. He is not a whipping boy, he is just poor. Should we defend poor players?

Tim Miller
Tim Miller

“Not even a footballer…” check out his CV maybe. I agree he’s had several poor performances at Arsenal, most of them out of position though. I believe he is adequate at right back to replace Bellerin in less demanding games… which is why he was signed in the first place. And yet Bellerin was overplayed once again and the inevitable happened. Then you have Licht in a three man defence with the likes of Mustafi and Sokratis agains Liverpool, which, I agree with you, doesn’t look good at all.

Richard
Richard

Honestly, he should be nowhere near the team, not even as cover. He was obviously a fine player, but he is far from that player now and we have enough passengers in this squad without having someone who is now sadly a liability. The truth hurts sometimes

Danny
Danny

I agree he’s been poor for us and looks well short of the player he used to be. Frustrating that we’ve signed a past his best 35 year old and loaned out a promising but experienced youngster in chambers.

Richard
Richard

Bu the downvtes, I guess we are expected to put up with shcking performances ust because someone has a good CV.. Weird!

The truther
The truther

Too high ratings.
This game serves as an important reminder why we were thumped by Liverpool.nobody can/wants to defend.
The midfield is non existent

ETTAN
ETTAN

Cheer up 🙂

Red-Sky
Red-Sky

I agree with this. team attitude is not good in defensive ‘moments’. not enough midfielders on the pitch big gaps between lines.
It’s a pattern throughout the season. But to be fair we don’t have the tools to play a proper 4-3-3 yet.

George
George

Agreed.

John Griffiths
John Griffiths

Really think Jenks should be ahead of Lichtsteiner in the team queue!

GraeB
GraeB

John, I think you may be ahead of him in the queue!

Virgin_Desmond
Virgin_Desmond

Yes na.. I frankly agreed with that!

Berlingoon
Berlingoon

I think Jenks was pretty good every time he got a chance this season. Would have no problem with giving him some PL playing time, either as cover for Hector or even as part of a back 3. How he was still running down that right side in extra time was quite impressive.

EZD
EZD

I agree he’s looked good this season, but it’s much easier to look good against the weak opposition he’s been up against (mainly in Europa) in his run outs this season.

We all want to see Jenks to do well since he’s a fan. But if the manager isn’t seeing enough from him in training to play him in the PL, then I trust his judgment.

Dave Ingram
Dave Ingram

One of our few players who can cross the ball!

GraeB
GraeB

This was a nice run-out for some of the juniors, shame the seniors give such a poor defensive model.

Charlie Gilmour's Girls
Charlie Gilmour's Girls

Saka’s Avg rating is making me hungry.

And i hope Jenks gets an extended run at RB, anything else will be at least a partial eclipse of the heart…

Jammathon
Jammathon

“See the match report / goals here” link links to our 4-1 Fulham tonking, lads.

Nick
Nick

Ramsey “worked hard?” He’s a professional footballer. It’s his job – and the minimum requirement – to work hard. A player in his prime who’s reportedly Juve, Bayern, and PSG-quality should be bossing games against mid-table League One sides, right?

Kartik Iyer
Kartik Iyer

He played well today. And besides isn’t not “working hard” the reason why ozil gets criticism? Some people gotta complain about everything.

Danny Karbassiyoon's toothbrush
Danny Karbassiyoon's toothbrush

Pretty sure having no interest in pressing or defending is Ozil’s problem.

martin
martin

Well he certainly did for most of the game yesterday

santori
santori

Decent display. Of course bearing in mind it is Blackpool who are in a bit of bother at the moment.

So would not read TOO much into it.

Third rate players like Jenkinson had a great run out and did well. Elneny was OK for level of opposition.

Willock shows great promise with instinct and very silky on the ball, one for the potential not to distant future. Also Nketiah I though did a great job holding the ball for us and distributing.

Iwobi again came up with several great passes and a goal so he continues to improve for us and he is perhaps the most important player at the moment besides the defense.

At the back we held out ok with several small scares.

This may be one of the last chances for some of the more peripheral players to make a statement so good to see the hunger still out there.

But in truth we need a better player than Elneny and Jenkinson is limited for PL as far as we are concern.

So market is open and we will need 1 or 2 reinforcements.

On other note, Ramsey again look bright (Came close twice) distributed the ball well, there is a case for his retention particularly with regard his relative age to Ozil or Mhki plus Brexit issues looming.

But I suspect as per usual the whole thing will revolve around the offers that come in.

Sam
Sam

Where are Jenkinson’s eyes