Arsene endured a rollercoaster of emotions to eventually beat Brighton and Hove Albion and progress to the Fifth Round of the FA Cup.
Theo Walcott notched his first Arsenal goal in over a year as the Gunners burst out of the blocks at the Amex, scoring in the first minutes after the winger finished clinically after a tidy first touch.
Mesut Ozil – another star welcomed back into Arsenal’s first team fold for the game against lower league opposition – doubled the lead in the 24th minute, with the away side going in at half-time comfortably in charge.
Chris O’Grady made things difficult for Arsene Wenger’s side after striking early on in the second half and Sam Baldock’s late effort ensured squeaky bum-time all round, yet Tomas Rosciky’s excellent volley proved the difference between the two sides and was enough to hand Arsenal their 250th FA Cup win.
Arsene Wenger’s side join West Ham in the draw for the last 16, after Big Sam’s men saw off Bristol City in the day’s early kick-off.