Joe Willock sets Arsenal on the way to easy FA Cup win over Blackpool
Unai Emery’s first taste of the FA Cup began with a disgruntled Blackpool fan sitting on top of the Arsenal team coach but ended with a comfortable journey into round four. The teenage midfielder Joe Willock scored twice as Arsenal made light of Blackpool protests off the pitch and their determination on it to confirm their superiority.
Willock, the 19-year-old England under-20 international, gave Emery’s side a comfortable interval lead before Alex Iwobi provided the cushion of a third late on. Terry McPhillips’ team were by no means overawed but an upset never appeared likely.