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AFC Bournemouth V Arsenal - As it happened.

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Pin Bournemouth v Arsenal, FA Cup fourth round, 26/01/2020 - official line-ups. BeSoccer
Bournemouth v Arsenal, FA Cup fourth round, 26/01/2020 - official line-ups. BeSoccer

AFC Bournemouth V Arsenal - As it happened.

Cecilia by Cecilia @besoccer_es - 0 7,055

Join us for minute to minute coverage of this evening's FA Cup clash as Bournemouth host Mikel Arteta's Arsenal!

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FT: Bournemouth 1-2 Arsenal. Saka thumped in from a tight angle to give the visitors an early lead and then set up Nketiah for a second 11 minutes later. Bournemouth struggled to get into the game for large parts but pulled one back in the fourth of eight added-on minutes through substitute Surridge, though it was too little too late in the end.
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LATE CHANCE! Bournemouth almost get the 2-2! Fraser plays the ball to the back post. Martinez punches it half clear and Lewis Cook smashes a half-volley over the bar.
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Surridge leaves a foot in on Guendouzi and is shown a yellow card late on.
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VAR checks for a possible offside, but the referee gives Bournemouth the all clear and the goal stands!
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Where did that come from!!!! Francis' cross is not the best but it somehow makes it all the way to Surridge, who controls the ball with his first touch and then shoots it into the net!
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GOAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! BOURNEMOUTH PULLS ONE BACK!!!!
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Xhaka is booked for clear time-wasting.
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Arsenal also make a change as Willock is replaced by Maintland-Niles.
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Bournemouth have opted to allow their opponents all the time and space in the world... Ceballos plays in Saka but Steve Cook slides in to put an end to the play.
88'
Solanke comes off for Sam Surridge for the hosts.
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Fraser cannot quite slip the ball through for Gosling in a crowded box. Sokratis and Steve Cook are allowed back on the field.
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Gosling shoots from distance, but the strike takes a wicked deflection and fizzes just over the crossbar. Fraser's corner is cleared, with Steve Cook and Sokratis grounded after challenging for the header. Both sets of physios are on again.
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Bournemouth almost gift their opponents a third! The hosts once again look to build up play from the back, but Steve Cook, unaware of Travers' position behind him, plays a truly horrendous pass that rolls inches wide of the net.
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Harry Wilson is replaced by Callum Wilson, and Simpson makes way for Francis. Bellerin is currently receiving treatment after landing heavily following a collision with Simpson.
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Guendouzi's deep pass is controlled by Nketiah at the back post, but the cross back into the middle is dealt with. Arsenal are starting to take back control of the game.
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Pepe makes way for Ceballos, who has not featured for Arsenal for the past three months due to injury.
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POOR GOALKEEPING! Martinez fails to make clean contact with the corner when attempting to punch it clear and it comes off Simpson's head. The defender does not know a great deal about it and he watches the ball spin inches wide of the target.
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Mustafi is taken off the field on a stretcher, which is never a good sight. Holding, who has himself had injury issues this season, comes on in his place.
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Mustafi appears to be in a lot of discomfort after being clattered by his own goalkeeper. Rob Holding will come on soon to replace him, with the stretcher brought on to the field.
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WEAK PENALTY SHOUT! Fraser swings the free-kick into a dangerous zone. Simpson goes to ground, seemingly under contact from Martinelli, but a VAR check deems that it is not worthy of a closer inspection.
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Smith catches Martinelli but it is a fair challenge and play continues. Martinelli stays down and the referee halts play, much to the fury of Bournemouth veteran Steve Cook. Martinelli will be fine to continue.
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Saka is caught by Lewis Cook on the halfway line. The referee Martin Atkinson gives Cook a talking to but does not reach into his pocket. Bournemouth have shown far more fight since the restart.
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Fraser plays in Simpson on the overlap and the left-sided delivery is headed clear. Bournemouth already look a lot more up for this than they did in the first half.
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Back underway!
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HT: Bournemouth 0-2 Arsenal. The visitors lead at the break through goals from two of their most promising players, Buyako Saka and Eddie Nketiah. The Gunners dominated the first half, with the hosts only managing a dangerous shot in the last ten minutes. It's encouraging stuff for Mikel Arteta. See you in 15!
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Wilson is booked after bringing down Nketiah.
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Cook does well to win a corner off Sokratis following a burst down the right flank, but the set piece is worked short. Wilson's cross is poor and Arsenal break.
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Bournemouth are beginning to enjoy a little more time on the ball with time edging away until the break, and Fraser attempts another cross, which is nodded clear once again.
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SAVE!! Wilson forces Leno into his first save, after the winger pounced on a rebound inside the box and fired a low effort towards the near post.
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Martinelli breezes behind Adam Smith and the Bournemouth back line with ease, but his cross towards Nketiah is blocked by a sliding Ake.
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Arsenal flood forward once again, but Pepe skews his strike into the side netting. Eddie Howe and assistant Jason Tindall appear very, very concerned on the sidelines.
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TOO EASY FOR ARSENAL!! Nketiah doubles Arsenal's advantage to all but kill off this tie after 26 minutes. Saka flies down the left and plays a low ball to the edge of the six-yard box. Martinelli misses it but Nketiah is there to convert.
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GOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLL!!!!!!
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SAVE! Willock does brilliantly to get away from Gosling and then Ake down the right. He gets a shot away but Travers this time makes the save at his front post.
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Arsenal are looking pretty comfortable at the moment. Bournemouth are far too passive, failing to get in their opponents' faces when out of possession. Arteta's men are still not creating much, mind.
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Willock initially does well to bring the ball under control 30 yards from the Bournemouth goal, but is quickly closed down before he can think about shooting.
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Gosling produces a good tackle to halt Arsenal's latest attack. Bournemouth have got the ball into the opposition box a few times since falling behind, but Arteta's men are standing firm.
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Guendouzi blocks the ball with his face and takes a bit of time to get back to his feet. The Bournemouth fans felt it was handball in the box, but it clearly hit his face.
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SAKA THUMPS IT IN!! Arsenal open the scoring inside four minutes thanks to a thunderous drive from Saka. Willock carries the ball forward and slots in Martinelli, who opens up his body as though he is going to shoot but instead spots Saka on the overlap. The stand-in full-back rifles it past Travers at his near post.
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GOAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLL!!!!!
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Bournemouth are giving Arsenal's players little time on the ball. Sokratis is closed down but does well to pass the ball out from the back.
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And we're off!
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They are seven points better off than opponents Bournemouth, who ended a poor run of form with a 3-1 home win against Brighton and Hove Albion last time out. The reward for today's winners, incidentally, is a trip to Portsmouth in round five.
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Arsenal enter this game on the back of three successive league draws, most recently holding Chelsea 2-2 at Stamford Bridge six days ago.
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Both teams are in somewhat desperate need of a strong performance tonight. Mikel Arteta's convincing game against London rivals Chelsea proved a meaningful boost for the freshly appointed coach, but he will need a little more to prove himself worthy of bringing Arsenal glory days back.
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Arsenal starting XI: Martinez, Bellerin, Mustafi, Sokratis, Saka, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Pepe, Willock, Martinelli, Nketiah.
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Bournemouth starting XI: Travers, Smith, S. Cook, Ake, Simpson, L. Cook, Surman, Gosling, H. Wilson, Fraser, Solanke.
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Hello and welcome to our minute to minute coverage of this evening's FA Cup clash as Bournemouth host Mikel Arteta's Arsenal!
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