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Arsenal’s FA Cup fifth round fixture date revealed

Time to make travel plans to lovely Sutton.

Southampton v Arsenal - The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images

The FA officially released the fifth round schedule and Arsenal will visit Sutton United on the afternoon of Monday, February 20th, hopefully to avoid becoming the next giant to fall to the plucky National League side that everyone other than Gooners will be pulling for.

It also gives Arsenal fans a bit of relief. While few major regulars will start this match, it breaks up the 16 day Arsenal-less stretch between their away leg vs. Bayern Munich in the Champions League and an important match-up against Liverpool in the League. Sutton will give a good opportunity to keep the bench active should and fans (hopefully) happy.

Also an added bonus of 10 days to lose any turf toe, should it happen.

The rest of the draw was scheduled as followed:

Saturday, February 18th:
Burnley VS Lincoln City
Middlesbrough VS Oxford United
Huddersfield Town VS Manchester City
Millwall VS Derby Co / Leicester
Wolverhampton Wanderers VS Chelsea

Sunday, Febrary 19th:
Fulham VS Tottenham Hotspur
Blackburn Rovers VS Manchester United