Football: Stylish Arsenal sweep into FA Cup semi-finals after 4-1 win over Everton
Published on Mar 9, 2014 12:03 AM
LONDON (AFP) - Arsenal cruised into the FA Cup semi-finals as a late brace from substitute Olivier Giroud sealed a 4-1 win over Everton at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
Arsene Wenger's side remain on course to finally end their nine-year trophy drought thanks to an enterprising quarter-final display in the spring sunshine in north London.
Mesut Ozil ended his three-month wait for a goal to give the hosts a perfect start before Romelu Lukaku's equaliser.
Once Mikel Arteta had converted a penalty midway through the second half there was only ever going to be one winner and France forward Giroud's late double ensured Arsenal can look forward to a last-four date at Wembley in April.
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