Sanchez & Martial send Arsenal packing from Emirate FA CUP

FA Cup By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 25/01/2019

Alexis Sanchez scored on his return to the Emirates Stadium as Manchester United send Arsenal packing from the FA Cup fourth round on Friday night.

The two most successful sides in the competition's history played out an entertaining Friday night game as Red Devils secured a 3-1 win an eighth straight victory for interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in all competition.

Sanchez and Jesse Lingard had set the Manchester United on course for victory before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pulled a goal back for the Gunners,

However, substitute Anthony Martial to wrap up a comfortable win with a late strike after 2018 World Cup winner Paul Pogba shot was pushed into his fellow Frenchman path by Petr Cech with former Monaco forward making no mistake in securing his side's place in Monday's draw.

Solskjaer retained his perfect record in charge of the Red Devils after making five changes for the cup tie including starts for fit-again Sanchez and striker Romelu Lukaku.

Meanwhile, the defeat could have further-reaching consequences for Arsenal, who lost central defensive pair Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Laurent Koscielny to injuries as Mesut Ozil came off the bench for his first appearance since Boxing Day.

Cech, making his first start since announcing his retirement at the end of the season.