Here we are, in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup. The unpleasantness of last week is behind us, and now Arsenal can focus on moving forward and reclaiming the FA Cup that Manchester United borrowed last year.
Monday, February 20th, 2017
11.55 AM PT/2.55 PM ET/7.55 PM BT
Gander Green Lane, Borough of Sutton, London. You know, this place:
Advancement in the FA Cup is at stake, as is the whole “putting the past behind us” aspect of finally playing a game after almost a week’s worth of reacting to Bayern. It’s all too often that Arsenal are in this situation, where they have to put things right or erase a bad memory, and there’s no better time or place to do that than in the FA Cup against a fifth division side of semi-professional footballers, right?
Kos is out, but otherwise everyone is healthy from last week.
Your guess is as good as mine. I know Arsene values this tournament and wants to progress, as we all do, but the fact that Sutton United is the opponent and not, say, Spurs or Chelsea may mean that Arsene leans a little more heavily on the fringe players than he normally might.
How to watch:
In the US, Fox Sports 1 or FuboTV.
In the not-US, check livesoccer.tv.