Arsenal draw Sutton United in FA Cup fifth round


Arsenal’s reward for hammering Southampton on Saturday evening is a fifth round FA Cup tie away at non-league Sutton United.

Sutton, who beat Championship side Leeds in the last round, are currently 16th in the Vanarama National League…and we’ll be honest, we have know idea how many divisions below the Premier League that is. A fair few!

What else do we know? They play on one of those artificial 3G pitch things. Hmm, could be interesting. And Gander Green Lane, their stadium not too far from Croydon in south London, has a capacity of 5,000.

The tie will take place at some point over the weekend 17-19 February a few days after we get back from our annual Champions League trip to Bayern Munich.

On the plus side, we’ll get at least 12 days off after the FA Cup match to prepare for our match with Liverpool at Anfield. Our league game with Southampton, initially scheduled for 25 February, has been postponed due to the Saints’ participation in the League Cup final.

Full draw

Burnley vs Lincoln
Fulham vs Sp*rs
Blackburn Rovers vs Man United
Sutton United vs Arsenal
Middlesbrough vs Oxford
Wolves vs Chelsea
Huddersfield vs Man City
Millwall vs Derby / Leicester

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