Two of Arsenal's young African players were among the weekend's star performers across the continent, as Eddie Nketiah and Bukayo Saka fired the Gunners past Bournemouth in the FA Cup on Monday.
The two starlets have had differing fortunes this term, but the evidence of Arsenal's 2-1 victory at the Vitality Stadium suggests that they may have a big role to play for the Londoners during the second half of the campaign.
While Nketiah shone during pre-season, he was sent on loan to Championship team...
A 2-2 draw in their initial meeting saw the League One side become only the fifth side to stop Liverpool winning a match in all competitions and forced a replay, which is due to take place during the Premier League's winter break in February.
BOURNEMOUTH, England -- This was one youthful team selection that could not be accused of devaluing the FA Cup.
At a time when Premier League clubs face charges of debasing the game's oldest cup competition by sending out second-string teams in the tournament's early rounds, Arsenal fielded a side packed with youngsters who still provided excellent value in their 2-1 win at Bournemouth.
Their success at a chilly Vitality Stadium was built around a quartet of players aged 20 or under -- Joe Willock,...