Lineups

Portsmouth

( 4-4-2 )

  • 35. A. Bass

  • 6. C. Burgess

  • 13. J. Bolton

  • 42. S. Seddon

  • 33. B. Close

  • 26. G. Evans

    74'
  • 7. Ryan Williams

  • 24. C. McGeehan Yellow Card

  • 0. R. McCrorie

  • 19. M. Harness

    67'
  • 22. E. Harrison

    67'

Substitutes

  • 1. C. MacGillivray

  • 16. J. Whatmough

  • 20. S. Raggett

  • 4. T. Naylor

  • 11. R. Curtis

    67'
  • 14. A. Cannon

    74'
  • 10. J. Marquis

    67'

England - FA Cup

35' M. Guendouzi 35' Yellow Card 35'  M. Guendouzi 39' C. McGeehan 39' Yellow Card 39'  C. McGeehan 45' Sokratis 45' Goal 45'   Papastathopoulos Sokratis 51' E. Nketiah 51' Goal 51'   Nketiah E. Nketiah
Portsmouth

Portsmouth

0 - 2

Arsenal

Arsenal

  • 45'
    0 - 1
  • 51'
    0 - 2
  • Date: 02/03/2020
  • Time: 19:45
  • Venue: Fratton Park
  • Referee: Mike Dean
Portsmouth v Arsenal

Date published: 2/29/2020 6:12:07 PM

Portsmouth v Arsenal

League One Portsmouth play host to Arsenal as the FA Cup fifth round kicks off on Monday evening.

888sport pre-match odds: Portsmouth 13/2, Draw 18/5, Arsenal 2/5

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League One Portsmouth play host to Arsenal as the FA Cup fifth round kicks off on Monday evening.

Pompey played on Friday night, breezing past Rochdale with a 3-0 victory to keep their promotion hopes well alive, moving to within just two points of the top two. They’re the third tier’s form team with three wins from their last four in the league and eight wins from the last 10. 

They’ve made it this far in the cup by beating Harrogate Town, Altrincham, League One rivals Fleetwood and Championship side Barnsley 4-2 in the last round.

Expect to see the hosts line up with top scorer Ronan Curtis out on the left, John Marquis leading the line and Ryan Williams, who opened the scoring on Friday, on the right. 

Arsenal, meanwhile, will have to bounce back from their morale-sapping home defeat to Olympiakos seeing them exit the Europa League at the first knockout hurdle and dealing a big blow for their Champions League prospects next season. It was their first defeat of 2020, 0-1 in regulation time and 1-2 after extra time, and only Mikel Arteta’s second defeat as Gunners boss.

They’re rightly favourites on their trip to the south coast here, though, given that they made short work of Leeds and Bournemouth to make it this far. They won three straight games and were unbeaten in nine before their midweek setback. 

We recommend backing Gabriel Martinelli to score anytime here. The prolific 18-year-old is expected to come into the starting line-up here after sitting out most of their recent games - he’s up to 11 goals already in all competitions. 

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Portsmouth v Arsenal Team News

Date published: 3/2/2020 12:11:25 PM

 Portsmouth v Arsenal Team News

Mikel Arteta's desire to win the FA Cup as Arsenal manager could see him name a strong line-up in Monday's fifth-round tie at Portsmouth.

The Gunners will travel to Fratton Park off the back of Thursday’s disappointing Europa League last-32 away goals exit at the hands of Greek side Olympiakos at the Emirates.

And, as they currently sit 10th in the Premier League, their chances of qualifying for Europe via that route is looking limited with games running out.

Therefore, the FA Cup is the last chance for the north Londoners to claim some silverware and secure at least Europa League football again next season.

As a result, the Spanish tactician could be tempted to pitch in the likes of top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, while Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah are also vying to play some part on the south coast.

The Gunners will definitely be without Sead Kolasinac, who has suffered a significant shoulder strain.

Full-backs Cedric Soares and Kieran Tierney are also likely to still be sidelined because of respective knee and shoulder issues, while defender Calum Chambers is a long-term knee injury absentee.

However, Arteta admitted over the weekend that January signing Pablo Mari will be pushing for his Arsenal debut.

Looking ahead to the tie and Arteta is hoping to win a third FA Cup at Arsenal and the first as the club’s manager.

“It’s really special,” he said. “It’s probably one of the nicest games and days of the season when you play the final day in England, at Wembley, nice weather and an incredible atmosphere.

“And you know, it’s a trophy that’s been very much linked with our history. So we want to continue to be attached to that, knowing that on Monday night in Portsmouth, it will be tough.”

Portsmouth will assess captain Tom Naylor and winger Ronan Curtis ahead of the game.

Boss Kenny Jackett is confident the pair will be fit to face Mikel Arteta’s Premier League side after sustaining knocks in Friday’s 3-0 League One win over Rochdale.

Centre-back Christian Burgess collected his 10th booking of the season in that match but will be available to face the Gunners as his two-game suspension will be served in league fixtures.

Defender Jack Whatmough and forward Oli Hawkins will be hoping to return to Jackett’s squad after being left out against Dale for tactical reasons.

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Match Information

  • FA Cup
  • Round 5
  • Fratton Park
  • Mike Dean
  • 18,839
  • 02 Mar, 19:45

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Lineups

Portsmouth
(4-4-2)
Arsenal
(3-4-3)
  • 35. A. Bass

  • 6. C. Burgess

  • 13. J. Bolton

  • 42. S. Seddon

  • 33. B. Close

  • 26. G. Evans

    74'
  • 7. Ryan Williams

  • 24. C. McGeehan Yellow Card

  • 0. R. McCrorie

  • 19. M. Harness

    67'
  • 22. E. Harrison

    67'

Substitutes

  • 1. C. MacGillivray

  • 16. J. Whatmough

  • 20. S. Raggett

  • 4. T. Naylor

  • 11. R. Curtis

    67'
  • 14. A. Cannon

    74'
  • 10. J. Marquis

    67'
  • 26. E. Martínez

  • 23. David Luiz

  • 0. Pablo Marí

  • 5. Sokratis Goal

  • 28. J. Willock

    87'
  • 77. B. Saka

  • 11. L. Torreira

    16'
  • 0. M. Guendouzi Yellow Card

  • 35. Martinelli

  • 24. R. Nelson

    90'
  • 30. E. Nketiah Goal

Substitutes

  • 1. B. Leno

  • 16. R. Holding

  • 15. A. Maitland-Niles

    90'
  • 34. G. Xhaka

    87'
  • 8. Dani Ceballos

    16'
  • 9. A. Lacazette

  • 19. N. Pépé

Portsmouth Portsmouth
Arsenal Arsenal
3
Corners
10
1
Shots On Target
4
30
Possession
70
1
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
10
Shots Off Target
11
84
Attacks
128
56
Dangerous
57

Portsmouth v Arsenal

    Portsmouth 0-2 Arsenal - Match HIghlights

    Date published: 3/3/2020 12:51:27 AM

    Arsenal eased into the last eight of the FA Cup as they defeated League One promotion hopefuls Portsmouth 2-0 at Fratton Park.

    Kenny Jackett made six changes to the Pompey side who won 3-0 against Rochdale, with Ross McCrorie, Steve Seddon, Ben Close, Gareth Evans, Marcus Harness and Ellis Harrison all handed starts.

    The Gunners left Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mesut Ozil out of their matchday squad altogether, with Spanish defender Pablo Marti handed a club debut and Alexandre Lacazette among the substitutes.

    The League One hosts made a bright start without testing Emiliano Martinez in the Arsenal goal, while the visitors suffered a blow with just over ten minutes played as midfielder Lucas Torreira was stretchered from the field of play.

    The first shot on target came 22 minutes in, with home keeper Alex Bass getting right behind a tame, left-foot effort from Bukayo Saka.

    Five minutes later Evans headed wide from a Seddon cross when he should have done better and Pompey were made to pay in stoppage time as Arsenal broke the deadlock.

    Reiss Nelson whipped in a fine cross from the right flank and Sokratis Papastathopoulos arrived to steer a firm right-foot volley just inside the near post, leaving Bass rooted to the spot.

    Six minutes into the second half the Premier League side doubled their lead, with Eddie Nketiah netting his third goal in his last five appearances.

    The young striker bundled the ball in at the near post after more good work down the right by Nelson.

    Twenty minutes into the second half the hosts threw on John Marquis and Ronan Curtis in a bid to turn the tide, with the latter finally registering a shot on target for the home side 15 minutes from time.

    That proved to be a lone spark for Pompey, who were unable to threaten again as time ticked away and Arsenal secured a comfortable victory.

    Lineups

    Arsenal

    ( 4-4-2 )

    • 26. E. Martínez

    • 23. David Luiz

    • 0. Pablo Marí

    • 5. Sokratis Goal

    • 28. J. Willock

      87'
    • 77. B. Saka

    • 11. L. Torreira

      16'
    • 0. M. Guendouzi Yellow Card

    • 35. Martinelli

    • 24. R. Nelson

      90'
    • 30. E. Nketiah Goal

    Substitutes

    • 1. B. Leno

    • 16. R. Holding

    • 15. A. Maitland-Niles

      90'
    • 34. G. Xhaka

      87'
    • 8. Dani Ceballos

      16'
    • 9. A. Lacazette

    • 19. N. Pépé