Non-league Sutton United captured the hearts of neutral football fans at the weekend with their giant-killing against Championship promotion-chasers Leeds United and they’re reward is a fifth-round tie against Arsenal.
The Gunners will make the short trip across London to face the minnows for a place in the FA Cup quarter-finals, which would put the winning side just one game away from Wembley.
Arsenal’s tie against Sutton falls just after playing Bayern Munich in the Champions League, which shows the contrasting differences between the two sides. Whilst the Gunners will be expected to win, anything can happen in the FA Cup.
Fans on social media couldn’t quite decide what route the game would go down. Being Arsenal, they’ll either blitz their way past Sutton or fail emphatically- and the artificial turf in the hosts stadium could definitely be a factor.
One thing’s for certain though, everybody will love it if Arsenal lose- except Gooners themselves.
Sutton United away. The game we bought Yaya Sanogo for.
— Gunnervision (@Gunner_vision) January 30, 2017
Arsenal vs. Sutton pic.twitter.com/o1wNbdhhH1
— JB™ (@gunnerpunner) January 30, 2017
"Rolled through to Yaya Sanogo…HE'S DONE IT, EIGHT GOALS IN ONE HALF FOR THE FRENCHMAN."
— TikiTakaConnor (@TikiTakaConnor) January 30, 2017
Amazing. @SuttonUnited will host The Arsenal in the FA Cup. That is what this trophy is all about.
— FK³ (@fkhanage) January 30, 2017
Never heard of a Sutton, please don't make this harder than it needs to be @Arsenal
— Kareem no Jabbar (@ThisIsAbdulS) January 30, 2017
Picture the scene: Sutton vs Arsenal. Alexis through on goal. Gets eaten by Sutton's reserve goalkeeper. Mike Dean waves play on. pic.twitter.com/O9coYikfbh
— 1886 (@1886_blog) January 30, 2017
@arsenal don't you dare pull no silliness vs Sutton, the banter will be unbearable and there's absolutely nothing we could say
— Jermaine Boakye (@BoakyeJermaine) January 30, 2017
Is it even legal for Arsenal to 'play' against Sutton? Aren't there laws protecting the weak from being exploited?
— Mugais (@mugaisj) January 30, 2017
Sutton to play and beat Arsenal is beautiful build up for Arsenal Fan TV to implode
— Ubair Shaikh (@ubairshaikhh) January 30, 2017
Not one to make prediction usually but Arsenal vs Sutton, feels like the game was set up to end up looking like a cricket score #unfairshare
— ???????????????? (@BossmanOmar7) January 30, 2017