Premier League heavyweights Arsenal are through to the last four of this season’s Carabao Cup after they thrashed League One side Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night. The Gunners moved a step closer to silverware thanks to the thumping 5-1 home win over Sunderland in an entertaining cup tie.
Arsenal took the game away from Sunderland in the second half with three goals. Nketiah scored twice in the second half to bag his first Arsenal career hattrick and the third overall career hattrick. The Gunners striker had previously scored two hattricks for the England u-21 team. His treble against the Black Cats was the first one of his club career. Nketiah has a very good record in the Carabao Cup and his latest goal exploits took his tally in the competition to five goals in three games. He has ten goals in nine Carabao Cup games.
The two goals from Nketiah at the start of the second half edged Arsenal 4-1 clear and the scoreline was further extended when young Charlie Patino came off the bench to score the fifth goal Arsenal goal in added time as the Gunners recorded an emphatic win to secure a semi-final berth.