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FA Cup: Arsenal to face Sutton United


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The FA Cup fifth round draw revealed that Arsenal will be facing non-league Sutton United in a draw that produced no all-Premier League ties.

During the last 16-stage of the competition which will take place from 17-20 February, Sutton will host the Gunners in Gander Green Lane’s artificial 3G pitch. Lincoln City, another non-league side, also managed to reach the last 16 and will face Premier League side Burnley.

This is the first time in the FA Cup’s 146-year history that two non-League sides reach the last 16. Arsenal won the FA Cup 12 times, a joint-record with Manchester United.

“This will be like our World Cup final. It’s as big as that for us. To have Arsenal coming to Gander Green Lane is just incredible,” said Sutton coach Paul Doswell. “I’ve just picked myself up off the floor, to be honest.”

Manchester city will be away playing against Championship fifth place Huddersfield Town, while Premier League leaders Chelsea will head to Wolverhampton to face the Wanderers. Title holders Manchester United will clash with Blackburn Rovers.

The FA Cup fifth round fixtures are shown below:

Burnley v Lincoln City

Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur

Blackburn Rovers v Manchester United

Sutton United v Arsenal

Middlesbrough v Oxford United

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea

Huddersfield Town v Manchester City

Millwall v Derby County/Leicester City

In addition to being a hardcore football fan, Abdelrahman is a communications enthusiast who works in marketing, advertising, content creation and PR.

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