FA Cup: Mikel Arteta delighted with the courage of Arsenal’s young guns

Gunners reach the fifth round where they will face Portsmouth


Tuesday, January 28, 2020 – 7:57am

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Arsenal’s renaissance under Mikel Arteta continued with a comfortable 2-1 win over Bournemouth in the FA Cup fourth round last night.

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The Gunners’s reward for their victory is a fifth-round trip to another stretch of the south coast to play Portsmouth.

If Arsenal play against Pompey like they did in the first half last night they’ll have no trouble seeing off the League One side.

Arteta fielded a mix of youth and experience, including a couple of 18-year-olds in Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli, and 20-year-old Eddie Nketiah up front.

All three repaid the faith of their manager, as did another youngster, Joe Willock, in an impressive first 45 minutes.

Willock and Martinelli combined after just five minutes to tee up Saka for a thunderbolt strike and the goalscorer then turned provider midway through the first period, delivering a well-judged cross from the left that Nketiah hammered past Bournemouth keeper Mark Travers.

The Cherries got a goal back deep into stoppage time through Sam Surridge but it couldn’t mask the gulf in quality between the sides.

The defeat will increase the pressure on Cherries boss Eddie Howe, whose team have won just three of their last 15 matches in all competitions.

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Young Guns looked good

For Arteta, the win was further evidence that Arsenal are starting to move in the right direction with the Spaniard having lost just once in his eight games in charge.

There is still a long way to go but the Gunners boss was happy with what he saw at the Vitality Stadium.

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‘He was LA’s god basically’: Heartbroken fans gather at Staples Center and share what Kobe Bryant meant to Los Angeles

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Hundreds of people gathered outside the Staples Center to pay tribute to the late NBA star Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna.
Bryant, Gianna, and seven other passengers were killed in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday morning.
Fans left flowers and heartfelt messages for the late basketball icon as they mourned his sudden passing.
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Chants of “Kobe” and “MVP” echoed outside the Staples Center as hundreds gathered outside the iconic sports arena to pay tribute to the late NBA legend Kobe Bryant.

Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, Sunday morning. Bryant was 41.

Fans were seen wiping away tears, leaving flowers, and writing heartfelt messages on the ground of Xbox Plaza to remember the Los Angeles Lakers player and his daughter.

“It’s just one of those times where you know that a city respects an athlete,” Brooklyn Butler, who attended the tribute, told Insider. “He was LA’s god basically, and these are the kind of people you want to be around for a moment like this.”

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Fans wrote messages to Bryant and his daughter Gianna on the floor of Xbox Plaza.

“Everybody, even if they’re not a huge sports fan, can look at this man and respect him for being a great father, a great friend, and then an even bigger inspiration,” Butler said.

People left jerseys and basketballs among the flowers and candles to pay tribute to the late basketball icon.

Lakers fan Ron Antonio told Insider he attended the vigil for Bryant to be around other fans as he mourns the loss of the basketball icon.

“You can feel it here, the impact that one person brings,” Ron Antonio said. “That’s what we need on this planet nowadays. I’m glad I get to be around all these people.”

Fans wore variations of Bryant’s jersey.

Christopher Ramos, who also attended the vigil, told Insider he wanted to pay his tribute to the player on Sunday after hearing the news, but instead was compelled to go home to his family, given how suddenly the Bryant family experienced significant loss.

“I wanted to come last night, but at the same time, I wanted to come home,” Ramos said. “I wanted to call home to my mother and to …read more

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10 things in tech you need to know today

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomes U.S. President Donald Trump at the NATO leaders summit in Watford, Britain December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday.

Donald Trump’s repeated threats have ‘irritated’ the UK and it plans to defy him and strike a deal with Huawei. Trump has threatened to cut off its intelligence-sharing arrangement with the UK if the deal goes ahead.
Europe’s popular challenger banks Revolut, Monzo, and Starling are in a fundraising arms race. Unicorn fintech startup Revolut is set to close funding on Thursday that is expected to value the company at $5 billion.
‘Great for the bottom line but awful for society’: More than 350 Amazon workers slammed its climate policies in defiance of a crackdown on dissent. Amazon confirmed it won’t allow employees to ‘publicly disparage’ the company.
Jeff Bezos hosted an extravagant after-party for a secret club whose members wear gold medals, and it was attended by Ivanka Trump and Bill Gates. Bezos hosted the after-party for the Alfalfa Club dinner, an elite event that hosts political figures, top business executives, and celebrities.
Sold-out Amazon sellers are warning shoppers about counterfeit face masks as demand soars amid coronavirus fears. The sellers are warning shoppers against buying counterfeit products in disclaimers on their product pages.
So many drones and aircraft swarmed the site of Kobe Bryant’s helicopter crash that the FAA was forced to close the airspace. The restriction is in effect until the end of the month to prevent aircraft from entering the airspace, a rare occurrence for crashes.
Hillary Clinton slammed Mark Zuckerberg as ‘authoritarian’ and predicted that Facebook is ‘going to reelect Trump’. Clinton also called Mark Zuckerberg “Trumpian” and said Facebook’s ads policies would “reelect Trump” in a new interview.
Byte, the US homegrown competitor to TikTok, admitted to a huge bot problem just 2 days after launching. Byte is the latest hot new looping video app, built by a cofounder of Vine.
Motorola is warning people not to add screen protectors to the new Razr, and says bumps and lumps under the screen are ‘normal’. The company is setting expectations before Razr fans get their hands on the highly anticipated Razr foldable smartphone revival.
Vermont could be the first state with emoji license plates. The bill would allow Vermonters to add emoji to vanity license plates, which no US state currently allows.

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