Arsenal's last 5 domestic results:Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal
Arsenal v Everton
Saturday 8th March 12:45
FA Cup Quarter Final
(Arteta Pen)Arsenal 0-0 Manchester United Arsenal 2-1 Liverpool
- FA Cup (Oxlade-Chamberlain, Podolski)Arsenal 4-1 Sunderland
(Giroud x2, Rosicky, Koscielny)Stoke 1-0 Arsenal Everton's last 5 domestic results:Everton 2-1 Aston Villa
(Naismith, Mirallas)Tottenham 1-0 EvertonEverton 3-1 Swansea
- FA Cup (Traore, Naismith, Baines Pen)Chelsea 1-0 EvertonEverton 1-0 West Ham
Everton go into this game after a 1-0 home win over West Ham as Romelu Lukaku sealed his return from injury with a substitute winning goal in the 81st minute. Everton put to bed a dismal run of 5 matches without a clean sheet and extended their home form to 4 wins in a row since losing to Sunderland on Boxing Day. Everton will be looking for a change of fortunes in away form with the FA Cup on Saturday as they've lost their last 3 in a row and have failed to win in 5 in the Premier League.
Everton have made the final 8 of the FA Cup 24 times since the end of World War II in 1945. Out of those 24 times, Everton won 15 of the ties and went on to reach the final of the Cup on 8 occasions. 3 of Everton's 5 FA Cup wins have come in those matches. Everton have reached this stage of the competition 7 times since the Premier League began but have only surpassed this stage 3 times.
Possible Line Ups
Similar to their opponents, Arsenal come into this match on the back of a 1-0 home win, unfortunately for Arsenal, they were the away side. Arsene Wenger's side lost 1-0 to Stoke after conceding a dubious penalty in the 76th minute in a result which has dented their title ambitions. This is Arsenal's 2nd away defeat in a row following that 5-1 loss at Anfield. Arsenal also lost last time they were at home to Bayern Munich in the Champions League but they'll be hoping to carry their home form from the Premier League into the FA Cup as they've only lost 1 match there all season which came on the opening day to Aston Villa.
Arsenal have reached this stage of the competition a couple more times than their next opponents with 26 Quarter Final appearances to their name in the FA Cup since 1945. Arsenal have won 19 of their 26 ties in the last 8 and have won 8 of their 10 FA Cup titles in this era. Since the Premier League began in 1992, Arsenal have won 9 out of 10 Quarter finals. 17 of these 26 fixtures have brought about a home tie for arsenal in which they have won 11.
Stats & Injuries
Arsenal will be without long term injuries Abou Diaby
and Theo Walcott
for this match whilst Kim Kallstrom
is still nursing an injury since joining on loan. Aaron Ramsey
is still a couple of weeks from fitness, though Nacho Monreal
is set to return.
Everton will certainly be without Darron Gibson
, Arouna Kone
and Bryan Oviedo
who are all long term injuries. Phil Jageilka
is set to miss the match along with Lacina Traore
whilst Antolin Alcaraz
is finding fitness.