• Theo Walcott, Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey plus an own goal from Luke Waterfall seal comprehensive win.
  • Gunners took the lead after Walcott's goal in injury time at the end of the first-half.

Full-time: Arsenal 5-0 Lincoln City


It's a shooting gallery at the moment. Walcott takes one on his chest and fired another one on goal that veers just wide.


Raggett is booked after a fairly horrible challenge on Ozil just on the edge of the box. From the resulting free kick, Sanchez whips it over the bar but not under the cross bar as it crashed off the woodwork.


Sanchez is doing his very best to set up Lucas Perez at the moment. The Spaniard appears to take a dive after being crowded out inside the box but play continues with Sanchez's eventual effort blocked.


Cech is called into action to collect a powerful drive from Power. It was a sweet strike from the Irishman, but was never truly troubling Cech.


Nope. Marriot curls one over the wall but over the cross bar too.


Lincoln have a free kick from a decent position after a foul from Coquelin. Can they get a goal to take back to Lincoln with them?


Lincoln are done here. Aaron Ramsey walks the ball into the back of the net after rounding Farman from yards out. It came after some more exceptional work from Sanchez who got the ball into the Welshman in the first place.


Goal! Arsenal 5-0 Lincoln City (Aaron Ramsey, 74)


Brilliant from Sanchez. The Chile international scampers past one challenge and then leaps over another mistimed one from Wood. He has acres of space in front of him having dodged those and has time and space to curl a wonderfully precise effort into the corner of the net.


Goal! Arsenal 4-0 Lincoln City (Alexis Sanchez, 72)


Arsenal are stroking it around beautifully now and Lincoln are looking a bit knackered now. Ozil has just had a free header inside the box, picked out superbly by Sanchez, but the German gets his header wrong and slams it over the bar.


Walcott hammers a wild effort from just outside the box clean over. That will prompt Arsenal's second change; Lucas Perez on for Giroud.

Olivier Giroud

This man has got his name on the score sheet and Arsenal look hungry for more.


Here's Arsenal's first change of the game with Francis Coquelin coming onto replace Xhaka, who was booked in the first half.


That's cruel on Luke Waterfall. He was terrific in the first half but he has just put the ball past his own goalkeeper. It came after Gibbs drove in from the left and fired the ball across goal; there is little the Lincoln defender could have done about that.

There problems are mounting however and goalkeeper Farman is also down at the minute.


Goal! Arsenal 3-0 Lincoln City (Luke Waterfall own goal, 57)


Bellerin almost makes it three! He brilliantly nutmegs Power on the edge of the box, opening up the space to curl one into the far corner but the Spaniard bends his shot wide. Should have done better.


It's a terrific second from Arsenal and this contest could be over now. Walcott can't find space to shoot in the box after being found by Ozil so instead he finds the overlapping run of Bellerin. He combines brilliantly with Sanchez with their one-two bewildering the Lincoln defence, before the Spaniard cuts the ball back across goal for Giroud who drives it into the far corner.


Goal! Arsenal 2-0 Lincoln City (Olivier Giroud, 52)


Ramsey misplaces a pass inside the box and the cries of anguish come down from those in attendance at the Emirates because their team hasn't scored five yet.


Arsenal almost have a second. Ozil slides a terrific ball through for Giroud who stands up Waterfall before lashing a low effort across goal. Farman gets down to brilliantly push it away, but only as far as Walcott who lofts a cross back in for Gibbs. I'm not really sure how he manages it, but the full-back's header is straight up in the air rather than into the empty net.


Arsenal are immediately on the front foot with Ozil threatening to guide one home from the edge of the box only for Power to block his effort. Ramsey launches in the corner but Lincoln can clear.


Lincoln's Woodyard gets the first yellow of the second half after cleaning out Gibbs with a late challenge. He can't really have any complaints there.