Arsenal F.C.

Arsenal kept hope alive for a trophy this season after beating Portmouth in the fifth round of the F.A. Cup.

Goals from Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Eddie Nketiah ensured the Gunners remain in contention for the trophy after getting knocked out of the Europa League last week.

Arsenal Manager, Mikel Arteta who named a side with six players aged twenty and under described them as worth the risk.

The other fifth round ties to be played today are Chelsea verses Liverpool, Reading verses Shelfield United and Westbrom verses Newcastle.

Draws for the quarter final is expected later in the week.