Arsenal tipped to extend fabulous FA Cup record

Arsenal fans would have probably feared a potentially huge clash in the FA Cup fifth-round, which falls just after the first-leg of their Champions League Round of 16 face-off against Bayern Munich, but the Gods favoured the Gunners last night.

Instead of securing a Premier League rival or even a high-flying Championship side, Arsenal will tackle non-league minnows Sutton United- a club who have never reached the top-four tiers of English football and play on an artificial pitch.

Whilst many will be dreaming of a famous cup upset, which would certainly surpass the incredible result achieved against Leeds United at the weekend, all the factors point towards Arsenal extending their remarkable FA Cup run.

Since January 2014, Arsenal have lost just one of their last 19 matches in the competition, which came against Watford in the quarter-finals last term, and have only required a replay once during that run.

The Gunners have lifted the trophy twice in three years and have conceded just 13 FA Cup goals during that run, a frankly ridiculous record which shows Arsene Wenger is the master of England’s famous old competition.

 


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