Arsenal 2 Blackpool 1: Stephan Lichtsteiner’s first-ever Gunners goal sets Unai Emery’s men on way to Carabao Cup quarter-finals

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ARSENAL avoided a late scare as they advanced to the Carabao Cup quarter-finals at the expense of Blackpool.

Stephan Lichtsteiner set the Gunners on their way with his first-ever goal for the club, before Emile Smith Rowe doubled Unai Emery’s side’s advantage.

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Stephan Lichtsteiner looks on after making the perfect connection to a cross[/caption]

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The 34-year-old grabbed his first goal for the club and is also their oldest player in eight years to find the net[/caption]

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Arsenal fans celebrate with Lichtsteiner after he broke the deadlock[/caption]

Paudie O’Connor, who was later sent off, pulled one back for the Seasiders who huffed and puffed but to no avail as they crashed out of the competition at the last-16 stage.

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Emile Smith Rowe doubled the Gunners advantage on Wednesday night[/caption]

Paudie O’Connor, who was later sent off, reduced the deficit for the Seasiders on the night
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Aaron Ramsey rues his luck after wasting a golden opportunity for the hosts[/caption]