Arsenal will square off against Manchester City in the second FA Cup semi-final to be played at Wembley in April. Chelsea, who beat Manchester United on Monday night, will take on Tottenham Hotspur in the first semi-final.
Arsenal, who beat non-League side Lincoln City in their quarter-final encounter at the Emirates on Saturday, were guaranteed tough opponents in the semis after four heavyweights of the Premier League were left in the draw for the first time in many a year. Continue reading
Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Gibbs, Ramsey, Xhaka, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Alexis, Giroud Continue reading
Sutton United: Worner, Amankwaah, Collins, Downer, Deacon, Bailey, Beckwith, Eastmond, May, Gomis, Biamou Continue reading
Despite the Gunners’ season being in complete tatters this year, Arsenal continue to get excellent draws in the FA Cup with a second consecutive non-League opponent in the form of Lincoln City if they can beat Sutton United tonight.
Lincoln City became the first non-league side in 103 years to reach the Quarter-finals of the FA Cup when they stunned Burnley 1-0 on Saturday. Continue reading
To say that Sutton United are excited about the prospect of welcoming Arsenal in the fifth round of the FA Cup would be the understatement of the year. The National League side, based in South London, are guaranteed a windfall from the TV Revenue that will come their way as a result of netting such a big fish, not to mention the excitement that will surround the club as a result of the tie.
Unable to hide his excitement was Sutton’s long time Manager Paul Doswell, who said, “It is unbelievable. I’ve watched the draw at home with all my kids and it was a screaming fest when Arsenal came out. It’s incredible. I have just picked myself back up off the floor – a plum, plum game for us against one of the best sides in England, if not Europe. To imagine Arsenal will be coming to our stadium, our Gander Green Lane little fortress, is just incredible.” Continue reading
Sutton United Assistant Manager Micky Stevens said he was excited about the prospect of taking on Arsenal in the FA Cup fifth round next month.
Stevens said, “I have had to come and sit down, I cannot quite believe that but we will take that. I am a life-long Chelsea fan so I had my fingers crossed for that but it cannot be much better. Craig Eastmond and Roarie Deacon have both been involved at Arsenal in their younger days and I have never seen them jump up and down as much.” Continue reading
Arsenal will make the long journey from the North to the South, of London that is, to take on National League side Sutton United in the fifth round of the FA Cup.
The Gunners, 12 time champions of the competition, including a record six times under Manager Arsene Wenger, will be relishing the prospect of being able to rotate their squad once again and use fringe players when they take on a side they will be expected to comfortably beat in Sutton United. Continue reading
Ospina – 6 – Made some good catches and a decent save to deny Long, but had a few misadventures outside the box that could have well been avoided. Continue reading