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86'
B. Saka
A. Iwobi
83'
S. Davies
A. Gnanduillet
83'
Z. Medley
S. Kolašinac
82'
A. Iwobi
Goal
69'
C. Mafoumbi
M. Howard
64'
A. Lacazette
E. Nketiah
62'
H. Pritchard
C. Taylor
56'
S. Kolašinac
Yellow Card
Kick Off
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J. Willock
Goal
11'
J. Willock
Goal
Kick Off
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Stats

Possession
% %
3
6
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 6
Total Passes 340 483

Commentary

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Arsenal will now look ahead to the back-to-back London derbies they face in the Premier League over the next two weeks, tackling West Ham and Chelsea, while Blackpool will face another stern test in their league match as they tackle League One leaders Portsmouth.
A comfortable victory for Arsenal, who put their name in the hat for Monday's FA Cup fourth-round draw by defeating Blackpool 3-0 at Bloomfield Road. Willock scored twice in the first half to give the Gunners a decent advantage but it took Emery's side a while to put the game beyond doubt, with Iwobi tucking home late on to erase any chance of a late fightback from the League One side.
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: BLACKPOOL 0-3 ARSENAL
90' + 2' We are into four minutes of added time at the end of the second half.
90' SAVE! Another chance for Ramsey on the break as he bursts into space but Mafoumbi is quick to charge of his line and gets to the ball before the Wales international could take a touch around him.
88' Blackpool can hold their head high after an impressive display but, despite seeing plenty of the ball, have not done enough to properly threaten Cech. As such, it has been far too easy for an Arsenal defence that has still managed to look shaky.
B. Saka
A. Iwobi
Arsenal
86' Saka, who earned his Premier League debut in midweek against Fulham, replaces Iwobi in Arsenal's final change.
85' SAVE! Arsenal are in control and Iwobi has a chance to double his advantage after bursting into space to latch onto a long ball forward but he cannot fire an effort past Mafoumbi.
85' Iwobi has now been involved in four goals in his last five FA Cup games (1 goal, 3 assists).
S. Davies
A. Gnanduillet
Blackpool
83' Blackpool also make a change, their last of the game, with Davies taking the spot of Gnanduillet.
Z. Medley
S. Kolašinac
Arsenal
83' Arsenal, now firmly with their foot in the fourth round, make a defensive change by introducing 18-year-old Medley for Kolasinac.
83' VAR, had it been effect for this particular FA Cup tie, would certainly have ruled that effort out. Blackpool may well feel hard done by as they also had a case for handball in the build-up for Arsenal's second.
A. Iwobi
Goal
Arsenal
82' GOOOOOAL! 3-0 Arsenal! Lacazette finds Ramsey in space and he forces a strong save from substitute stopper Mafoumbi but Iwobi, who looked to be offside, manages to keep the chance alive but pouncing at the far post to smash home.
80' OFFSIDE! Almost a moment to remember for Willock as Lacazette feeds a pass through to Kolasinac, who then cuts the ball back across the face of goal for a tap in for the 19-year-old. However, he is denied a hat-trick by the offside flag that was raised against his team-mate for the initial pass.
79' Time is running out for Blackpool and it seems the wind has been taken out of their sail in the second half. Having ended the first period strongly, they have struggled to replicate that after the break.
77' Arsenal continue to dominate possession and are knocking the ball around in an attempt to find room to work with but the opportunities are not quite breaking for Emery's men.
75' Heading into the final 15 minutes and Blackpool deserve credit for keeping the scoreline respectable. They could still have a chance of turning the tide of the game if they were to pull one back but Cech has barely had anything to do.
73' Approaching 10 minutes since Lacazette's introduction and he has barely seen the ball, which shows the fine work Blackpool are doing to keep the Premier League giants at bay.
71' Superb work from Maitland-Niles wins the Gunners a corner and Elneny's delivery falls to Kolasinac at the edge of the box but he slices an effort over the top of the bar.
C. Mafoumbi
M. Howard
Blackpool
69' Confirmation of the change as Mafoumbi comes on to replace Howard.
67' A break in play as Blackpool goalkeeper Howard, formerly of Arsenal, requires treatment after picking up an issue when taking a goal kick previously. It looks like the hosts will be forced into a change.
66' Willock, chasing a hat-trick, picks up the ball after Iwobi and Lacazette combine but he runs into traffic and Blackpool clear their lines.
A. Lacazette
E. Nketiah
Arsenal
64' Arsenal make their first change of the game as Nketiah, who missed three big opportunities in the first half, is replaced by Lacazette.
63' WHAT A MESS! Blackpool are banging on the door again and Arsenal cannot get the ball away inside their own box, although Blackpool are equally shambolic as nobody could direct an effort at goal.
H. Pritchard
C. Taylor
Blackpool
62' The first substitution of the game is a Blackpool one as Pritchard takes the spot of Taylor.
60' An hour gone and Blackpool will be pleased with how they have defended since the restart but may live to regret Nottingham's missed opportunity. If he had put his effort on target, there was surely nothing Cech could do.
58' OVER! A huge chance wasted by Blackpool! Bola drills a cross into the middle where Nottingham has run into space but he can only blast his attempt way over the top of Cech's net.
S. Kolašinac
Yellow Card
Arsenal
56' Kolasinac is penalised for a blatant foul on Delfouneso, pulling him back from behind in midfield, and earns the first yellow card of the game.
55' Blackpool are doing their best to keep things tight as a third goal would surely end the tie as a contest and, with how it currently stands, it only takes one moment for fortune for the League One side to find an opening.
53' Arsenal have looked comfortable at the start of the second half but have not been able to find a way through Blackpool's defence in open play, although that could soon change as it seems Lacazette will soon enter the fray.
51' WIDE! Arsenal go short from the corner and Iwobi combines with Ramsey, with the latter charging into the box and drilling an effort towards the near post but it is deflected behind for another set-piece - which comes to nothing.
49' Iwobi continues to look bright for the Gunners in the opening exchanges of the second period but Blackpool still look capable of posing a threat when they charge forward, though Nottingham slashes an effort way off target.
47' No changes at the break for either side and Arsenal are immediately on the front foot by Iwobi, who shows good movement on the ball before being fouled by Guy - who is fortunate to avoid picking up the game's first yellow card.
46' Blackpool get the second half underway as they look to find a way back into the tie.
Arsenal will be keen on extending their lead as soon as possible after the break to ease any tension that would arise if Blackpool were to pull one back and it would not be too surprising to see Emery make changes, as his side have lacked some spark in midfield. 
An advantage for Arsenal at the break courtesy of Willock's brace but they should be further ahead, with Nketiah missing three glorious opportunities. At the other end, Blackpool have put the Gunners under pressure but have not asked too much of Cech and seem to have lost their way since falling two behind.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: BLACKPOOL 0-2 ARSENAL
45' + 1' BIG SAVE! Cech's punt forward is brought down by Nketiah and provides him with a huge opportunity to extend Arsenal's lead but his effort is saved by Howard.
45' There will be one additional minute at the end of the first half.
43' Arsenal are cruising now heading towards the interval and the youngsters in the squad will fancy their chances of getting their name on the scoresheet. It will be interesting to see what would happen if Blackpool were to pull one back though.
41' Willock has now scored three goals in his last three appearances for Arsenal.
39' Blackpool may have a case for handball against Iwobi in the build-up to the second goal and it will come as a real blow just a few minutes before the interval. Had they managed to keep the deficit at just one, they would have had a huge chance to claw their way back into the game.
J. Willock
Goal
Arsenal
37' GOOOOOAL! 2-0! Willock gets his second! Fine link-up play out wide from Iwobi and Jenkinson, with the latter drilling an inviting ball across the face of goal. Nketiah gets a touch to the ball but cannot send it goalwards but Willock is there at the far post to clean things up.
36' Arsenal are starting to look like they need to interval to gather their thoughts, as they have been under a consistent amount of pressure and are struggling to create opportunities. 
34' Creatively, Arsenal have been extremely disappointing and the likes of Ramsey have not seen enough of the ball. Meanwhile, Blackpool seem to be winning everything in the air and are causing issues with their direct approach.
32' Certainly not a comfortable performance so far for Arsenal and their makeshift defence looks frail. Keeping clean sheets has been a problem for the Gunners this season and Blackpool look the most likely to be the next side on the scoresheet.
30' Half an hour gone at Bloomfield Road and Arsenal hold a slender advantage, although Blackpool have shown enough to suggest they could cause Emery's side problems. The next goal will be crucial to the tie.
28' Arsenal were eliminated at the third round stage of the FA Cup last season – the first time they had been beaten at this stage since 1995-96.
26' Arsenal have been given an opportunity to test Blackpool with a corner but Elneny's delivery is easily dealt with by Spearing at the near post. The Gunners come straight back at them though, with Iwobi dragging a shot wide of the post.
24' Blackpool look to be growing in confidence and have kept Arsenal relatively quiet since Willock gave the visitors the lead. There is plenty of room to be found out wide and the aerial presence of Gnanduillet will be a test for Emery's side.
22' At the other end, Gnanduillet is holding the ball up well in attacking areas for Blackpool and is helping to create a threat. Lichtsteiner in particular looks exposed against the lanky forward.
20' Nketiah and Maitland-Niles are putting in a solid shift in the final third for Arsenal, making plenty of runs to create space and ask questions of the Blackpool defence. 
18' Blackpool are certainly not out of this game yet and Taylor forces a save from Cech with an effort that takes a big deflection off Sokratis. The Arsenal defence has been leaky all season and that provides an opportunity to the League One side.
17' The travelling Arsenal fans are once again making their views clear to Ramsey, serenading the Wales international with songs as they urge him to stay amidst widespread speculation he will join Juventus when his contract expires in the summer.
15' Another big chance for Arsenal as Iwobi floats a cross to the far post where Jenkinson is lurking but he elects to head back across goal rather than trying to beat the goalkeeper, which allows the Blackpool defence to recover.
14' Willock is the first teenager to score an FA Cup goal for Arsenal since Ramsey in 2010.
13' The concern for Blackpool now is that the floodgates could open. Arsenal already saw two glorious opportunities pass them by and are finding plenty of space in behind the defence.
J. Willock
Goal
Arsenal
11' GOOOOOAL! 1-0 Arsenal! Ramsey strikes for goal and his effort takes a big deflection off Spearing, bouncing back off the bar and falling kindly to Willock. The 19-year-old was on his toes and took his chance, scoring his second goal of the season.
10' Nottingham bundles into Nketiah from behind and concedes a free-kick in a dangerous position just outside the box.
8' Strong start for the Gunners in what is an end-to-end game but Nketiah may already be feeling the pressure after missing two glorious opportunities early on. It is far to say that if Emery went for broke and started Lacazette, the Premier League side would be cruising already.
7' WIDE! Another big chance for Nketiah after Jenkinson pokes a pass through to Maitland-Niles, who cuts a pass back across the face of goal to the young striker but he cannot tuck home. 
5' SAVE! Blackpool expose the frailties of Arsenal's defence once again as Lichtsteiner backs off Gnanduillet, who works his way through before forcing a fine stop from Cech.
3' WIDE! Arsenal have had to cope with some early pressure from Blackpool but it is the visitors who get the first chance after Ramsey feeds a through ball to Maitland-Niles, who tees a pass to Nketiah. However, he can only fire his shot into the side netting.
1' Arsenal get the action underway at a very quiet Bloomfield Road, where there is only 8,000 fans in attendance - 5,200 of which have travelled from North London. 
1' An opportunity for Blackpool to test Arsenal with a free-kick from a threatening position and Taylor curls into the middle where Gnanduilletheads at goal. However, it is an easy save for Cech and the offside flag is raised.
Arsenal are unbeaten in their last nine games against Blackpool in all competitions, winning five in a row including a clash in the League Cup earlier this season.
Emery has made seven changes overall from the victory over Fulham, including bringing Jenkinson in for Koscielny. Cech, Lichtsteiner, Elneny, Ramsey, Willock and Nketiah also earn a start. Guendouzi and Lacazette drop to the bench, while Bernd Leno, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Shkodran Mustafi and Granit Xhaka are rested.
LATE CHANGE! Arsenal have made a change to their line-up, with Koscielny now out of the game and Jenkinson taking his spot - which likely means Lichtsteiner will play centrally. Emile Smith-Rowe is now on the bench.
Blackpool coach Terry McPhillips makes one change to the side that lost 1-0 to Sunderland on Tuesday, bringing Nottingham in for Ben Heneghan - who is not in the squad. Bola, who joined Arsenal at the age of 13 but left in the summer on a free transfer, plays in defence.
Arsenal subs: Emiliano Martinez, Carl Jenkinson, Alexandre Lacazette, Bukayo Saka, Lucas Torreira, Zech Medley, Matteo Guendouzi.
Arsenal XI (4-1-4-1): Petr Cech; Stephan Lichtsteiner, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Laurent Koscielny, Sead Kolasinac; Mohamed Elneny; Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Aaron Ramsey, Joe Willock, Alex Iwobi; Eddie Nketiah.
Blackpool subs: Christoffer Mafoumbi, Ryan McLaughlin, Joe Bunney, John O'Sullivan, Harry Pritchard, Steve Davies, Nick Anderton.
Blackpool XI (4-3-3): Mark Howard; Michael Nottingham, Donervan Daniels, Paudie O'Connor, Marc Bola; Chris Taylor, Jay Spearing, Callum Guy; Nathan Delfouneso, Armand Gnanduillet, Liam Feeney.
Arsenal will be strong favourites for Emery's first FA Cup match and will feel they have something to prove after a shock exit at this stage last season at the hands of Nottingham Forest. Winners in three of the last five seasons, the Gunners bounced back in midweek by defeating Fulham to bring an end to a poor run of form during December.
A Premier League side at the turn of the decade, Blackpool have struggled for consistency in recent years, even dipping into the fourth tier of English football in 2016, and fans have expressed their anger towards owner Owen Oyston with protests ahead of today's game - with some supporters blocking Arsenal's bus in an attempt to postpone the tie. While that was unsuccessful, it would not be surprising to see more protests during the match.
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