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Arsenal Women draw Chelsea away in FA Cup 5th Round

Arsenal Women will play away at Chelsea in the 5th Round of the FA Cup, with the tie to be played on the weekend of 25/26 February. The Gunners progressed to the 5th round after thrashing fourth tier Leeds United 9-0 on Sunday at Meadow Park.

Jonas Eidevall’s side are bidding to win the trophy for the first time since 2016, though Arsenal’s record of 14 FA Cups is not under threat any time soon.

The tie completes a busy February which also sees the team play Manchester City at home in the Conti Cup semi-final, with that tie to be played on Wednesday, 8 February at 7.15pm at Meadow Park.

Below is a full list of Arsenal’s February fixtures, there is an international break in the middle of the month.

Sunday, 5 February- West Ham United (a) WSL 6.45pm live on Sky Sports
Wednesday, 8 February- Manchester City (H) Conti Cup live on the FA Player
Saturday, 11 February- Manchester City (a) WSL 12.30pm live on Sky Sports
Saturday, 25 / Sunday, 26 February- Chelsea (a) FA Cup KO TBC

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Fuck off Chelsea.

And we don’t need any more of your third rate cast offs, especially when they look like Mr Tumnus.


We have a record of shaky performances immediately following international breaks. Hope we manage to break it this time.

Peter Story Teller

If I were a conspiracy theorist I would be convinced that a Chelsea employee was the chief match planner at the FA!

Fun Gunner

The international break should affect Chelsea as much as it affects us.


It definitely should which is why it’s so frustrating that our performance record is so much worse than Chelsea’s in games immediately following international breaks. The recent instances were the thumpings we took vs Barca last season, the FA Cup semifinal loss to Chelsea last season and the loss to United at the Emirates (can’t help but wonder if a good performance and win vs United would have helped us get Russo right now given how that result ignited a big sense of confidence within United’s team).

Peter Story Teller

It should but it never seems to!


We don’t get any favourable draws, do we.


I don’t know, I thought Leeds at home was pretty favourable.

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