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Eddie Nketiah scores twice as Arsenal defeat Oxford United in FA Cup match

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Tue, 10 Jan 2023 Source: ghanaguardian.com

Eddie Nketiah scored twice as Arsenal defeated League One side Oxford United in a second-half blitz after the first half ended in a goalless drawn game.

The English-born Ghanaian striker has become a mainstay in the team since Gabriel Jesus' injury and has become an instant hit.

Arsenal set up an FA Cup fourth-round tie at Manchester City after making their class tell to overcome League One Oxford United at Kassam Stadium.

Mikel Arteta's Premier League leaders were frustrated in the first half by a well-organised and disciplined Oxford side before eventually overpowering their opponents.

Fabio Vieira was Arsenal's creator-in-chief, sending in a perfect free-kick for Mohamed Elneny to head past Oxford goalkeeper Eddie McGinty in the 63rd minute before playing a perfect pass for Eddie Nketiah to finish calmly finish seven minutes later.

Oxford, who had battled so hard, were now struggling to cope with Arsenal's attacking threat and Nketiah was on the mark again after 76 minutes with a delicate chip over McGinty from Gabriel Martinelli's pass to confirm that powerhouse meeting with City at Etihad Stadium.

Source: ghanaguardian.com
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