Arsenal v Plymouth Fa Cup Highlights
Arsenal run out comfortable winners in the end, 3-1 but Plymouth did make a fight of this.Paul Sturrock’s Pilgrims, languishing in the bottom half of the Championship table, defended superbly in the first half to keep Arsenal at bay and goalkeeper Romain Larrieu pulled off a number of fine saves.Two goals from captain Robin van Persie ensured a safe passage for Arsenal into the fourth round of the FA Cup.
The Dutchman’s bullet header from a corner put the Gunners ahead and David Gray then turned van Persie’s cross into his own net .
But Plymouth hit back immediately when Karl Duguid volleyed in Gray’s free- kick , before van Persie scored from a rebound to settle the tie .
Arsenal could have extended their lead further with Samir Nasri, Keiran Gibbs and Abou Diaby foiled by Larrieu and the woodwork