Arsenal draw Brighton in FA CUp

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Arsenal have been drawn against Brighton in the 4th round of the FA Cup.

The game will take place at the Amex Stadium on the weekend beginning Friday Feb 13th Jan 23rd

It’s not the first time the two clubs have met in the cup. In 2012/13 two goals from Olivier Giroud and one from Theo Walcott secured a 3-2 win; there was a 2-0 win at the old Goldstone Ground in the 1987/88 season, while the Gunners won 2-0 at Highbury on their way to the final in 1980.

And in the very distant past, Arsenal’s first official meeting with the South Coast side resulted in a 2-0 for the men from North London.

It’s a pretty favourable draw, all things considered, so let’s hope we can make the most of it.

 

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SB

Was the draw fixed, it appeared so fast on Arseblog!

Runcorn Gooner

How many clubs has Chris Hughton been at against AW.I can think of Spuds,Newcastle,Norwich and now Brighton?
Think AW has won nearly all of them

Proff Gooner

And a photo of the current holders would have been nice.

COYG!!!

wash_dc_gunner

Huzzah! Also quick fingers, Blogs!

texasgooner

Decent draw

happy gunner

I only wanted a home draw -.-

crouch End Gooner

NAh fuck it, day out by the seaside

Arsepedant

In January …

gooner 44

l live in margate son, tuffen up.
a bitta brighton rock. do yer good

Scott P

After seeing Chelsea and Man Utd getting easy draws, I was afraid we’d draw Man City

Deano

Worse still I thought we would end up at Mordor! Happy with Brighton though they are struggling in the championship so could have there mind on the league. Could be a steady day.

Striker

They are a fucking tough opponent to visit away from home however. Will not be an easy game, but we should obviously go through ^^

Aedan

Wouldn’t mind seeing a bit of Gedion in this game

cygan'sbaldspot

yup.

Twinsinfrance

This year doesn’t look like it will be very kind to Cinderella.

My mother loves Martin Keown

I have a Bright onlook for this tie.
I was a bit Hoverwhelmed at the luck of the draw.
Albion happy man if we win it.

Dat other guy

Damn you autocorrect!

The Ghost of Paul Robinson

What is this, a fucking haiku?

MPLS

Gesundheit.

the gunner

Hopefully an easy draw after then we’re in the quarters!

masterofthegoonaverse

no mate then we are in the 5th round and then the 6th (quarter final).

Alexis you Alexis

Guys, I’m just wondering, what happened to Diaby?

Bouldy's Tupee

Poor Diaby is still injured. I still have faith he’ll come thru this season and contribute!

SB

You mean Santa Clause’s buddy?

Mean comments apart, feel sorry for the guy but it’s best for all concerned that he moves to a less physical league to salvage a little bit of his playing career.

Striker

I don’t really think that any team would want him sadly. The lad would have been a fanatastic player, but his injuries makes it impossible to get any actual use of him. I think an early retirement is what is going to happend. Or alternatively: Arsene Wenger hands him a new 5 year contract.

obvious stater

Don’t see how a less physical league would help seeing as he hasn’t actually got injured whilst playing for ages.

He should just give it up, do some coaching or something.

Also where is Gnabry? He must have shit in Arsene’s jacket.

Fatgooner

Good draw. We’ve avoided all the big boys and it’s not exactly a million miles to Brighton for any of our fans who want to go. If Wenger picks a decent team then we should go through. Like I’ve said before, this is our only realistic chance of winning a trophy, so we should give it everything we’ve got.

K9ine

Reasonable comments from fat goon. Miracles do happen

spinner

K9ine – quit the passive bullying please, no need for it.

Daveo76

Have we skipped to the fifth round already? The fourth round is weekend beginning 23rd January. Wishful thinking methinks….

Fireman Sam

Friday 13th? Good luck for Gooners!

kampala gooner

Lets get it on.

masterofthegoonaverse

Rainbow Gooners will have a good weekend.

Le blanch

As a Gooner that lives in Brighton I’m delighted about this. But in general it’s a fairly good draw for us but not a walk in the park. Brighton have a good manager now in Chris Houghton and are not a bad cup side. However, they are nothing like the team anymore that gave us a good game last time. The Amex is a lovely little stadium to go to so it should be a good day out for the Arsenal faithful. All in all, good draw, but wouldn’t risk playing too many kids in this match as it could… Read more »

SoqedHozi

I work with a host of Brighton fans so would love a good clean win 🙂 they’ve got a competent manager now though so not sure what can be read into their league position…

NCGunner

And I was shocked after we drew Monaco in the Champions League….and now this.

Now if we can just have on of the soccer gods address the injury situation we are all set.

nc.

Dylan

So…….ccer?

spinner

I think he’s from the USA. In their country they call football another game where you mainly use your hands not your feet.

Rectum_Spectrum

i think now the the USA play better than England we can stop having a go at any american commentors now please.

james-enfield

Twice in three seasons? In all seriousness, it’s a fair draw, and I’m glad it wasn’t away to, say, Chel$ki or the Orcs. My younger brother’s a Brighton supporter, so it looks like we’ll be watching this match from opposite ends of the couch.

Arsepedant

Twice in three seasons isn’t bad. We got Barcelona twice in two seasons and Bayern Munich twice in two season.

podgygooner

Blogs, I think you spelt Friday 23rd January wrong!

Danielarsenal1

You got the date wrong, isn’t it 24th jan next round

podgygooner

Blogs, I think you spelt Friday Jan 23rd wrong.

Eamonn

Albion is quite a nice draw…
Off topic, but cannot wait to see Ozil back and playing well 🙂

spinner

There’s a good chance of Mesut being back for this game.

Gooneropolis

On the Bright side, maybe the boss will be able to rotate a few players.

Wangge

EASY PEASY!

Shubham

The draw sounds good, but any game away isn’t easy considering how inconsistent we have been this season. Lets hope we get back a couple of players soon. COYG!

santori

With the utmost respect, you chaps are a slight bit nonsense with your assessment of the DM position. There is a bit of inbred bias not tempered by circumspect in saying Flamini got stuck in where had it been Flamini lunging unnecessarily at 87mins in (and risking a red), you’d say it was reckless. I mentioned start of season that we had 3 for the position of DM. Arteta, Flamini and for what its worth Coquelin. In addition, we also had possibly Calum (if not distracted by lack of Cback signing) and the shadow of Diaby. But 3 was sufficient… Read more »

meletios

Khedira is not a traditional DM. We need a sitting DM which he is not.

Agree re. Flamini and your argument about DM is good.

Up from me.

santori

I realise of course I’m posting in the middle of nowhere in a piece about FA cup and Brighton. Good to see us win and onwards and upwards. Just thought I’d give an alternate view of things. Also I did think you were hypercritical with Walcott. He has been out for a year despite a couple of sporadic showings for us, he will need time to adjust. The positive aspect is he was getting into very dangerous positions on more than a number of occasions. he also provides balance in tandem with Alexis where had the Chilean been played individually… Read more »

George the Gooner

Ooooooooooooooooooispina!

AntiSpud

Relatively easy draw. But Birmingham and Bradford games still at the back of my mind and I only relax after these games. Well I shouldn’t really. After years of tough draws we have Monaco in CL and Brighton in this. Good omen?

Sam

Does anyone know how I might get a couple of tickets for this one please? I need to go see an old friend who is unwell down that way and this would make a weekend of it.
I’m too old to understand how to tweet……(must do better). I know there’s an Arsenal ticket thing on Twitter but doubt I’d work out how to use it.

Shireen

The Seagulls’ ticket site crashed and is still down.

MaestroBrazilian

Hopefully Sanchez and a few other players will be rested for this game.