Arsenal secured a fantastic win over Sunderland as they smashed them 5-1 in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup. The Gunners have been in tremendous form recently. They are starting to find a brilliant rhythm of scoring tons of goals past the opponent. Mikel Arteta’s men have scored a whopping 15 goals in their last 5 games. They will be hoping to continue their form as they will be facing Norwich City up next in the Premier League.
Eddie Nketiah opened up the scoring but he was just getting started as he racked up 2 more goals. With this, Nketiah got his first hattrick for Arsenal as he guided the Gunners to the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup. Nicolas Pepe had a brilliant outing as he assisted twice and got one goal to his name, the signs of a player who was playing with a point to prove.
But the most special goal of the evening was scored by Charlie Patino who netted the final goal of the evening as the Emirates erupted. The 18-year-old is an academy player who is regarded as one of Hale End’s finest and the ‘next big thing’ at the club. Following the footsteps of Saka, Smith Rowe, and many other Hale End players who have made it to the top level. Patino came on for Smith Rowe in the 80th minute as he made his debut and scored within minutes, making it 5-1 for the Gunners.
With this win, Arsenal head straight into the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup. As they edge a step closer to winning this trophy. The opposition is yet to be decided as all the other quarter-finals are yet to be played.
We look at how Twitter reacts as Arsenal secured another fantastic win.
Twitter Reacts as Arsenal head into the semi-finals in fantastic fashion
Just an 18 year-old living the dream of millions! pic.twitter.com/QKTVmdEZ0MAdvertisement
— Eduardo Hagn (@EduardoHagn) December 21, 2021
Dream come true ❤ pic.twitter.com/XhsJeVvIevAdvertisement
— The Arsenal Way (@TheArsenalWayN5) December 21, 2021
Nicolas Pépé's game by numbers vs. Sunderland:Advertisement
5 take-ons completed (most)
3 chances created
3 tackles made
3 fouls won
The N̶u̶t̶c̶r̶a̶c̶k̶e̶r̶ Nutmegger. 🥜 pic.twitter.com/3uT72ZEeY6
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) December 21, 2021Advertisement
Eddie Nketiah’s record in the Carabao Cup:
8 goals in 7 appearances for Arsenal
2 goals in 2 appearances for Leeds United (loan)Advertisement
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) December 21, 2021
🗣 "I'm ready if the manager needs me."
Eddie Nketiah says he is desperate to play football and explains why he turned down a contract offer pic.twitter.com/w0AkB5LdbJ
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) December 21, 2021Advertisement
Our goal scorers today pic.twitter.com/6v7FYzkhTy
— Link Up Arsenal (@LinkUpArsenal) December 21, 2021Advertisement