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FA Cup

  • 2 March 2011
  • • 19:45
  • • Emirates Stadium, London
  • Referee: L. Mason
  • • Attendance: 59361

Arsenal - Leyton Orient Preview: Gunners look to continue impressive record against lower league opposition

Arsenal - Leyton Orient Preview: Gunners look to continue impressive record against lower league opposition

Arsenal: Szczesny; Sagna, Koscielny, Squillaci, Gibbs; Eboue, Denilson, Diaby; Bendtner, Chamakh, Rosicky.

Leyton Orient: Jones; Whing, Chorley, Forbes, Daniels; Smith, Cox, Kane, Carroll; Revell, Tehoue.


  • Arsene Wenger has never lost to lower league opposition in the FA Cup during his time in north London.
  • The match with Leyton Orient will be Arsenal's sixth game in 19 days.
  • Arsenal are unbeaten in 13 matches at home. Their last defeat at the Emirates came against Tottenham back in November.
  • For the third time in three rounds Arsenal will be taking on lower league opposition. They overcame Championship side Leeds in the third round after a replay and League One outfit Huddersfield in round four.
  • Marouane Chamakh has failed to find the net in his last 14 appearances for Arsenal, whereas at the start of the season he scored 11 goals in his first 22 matches for the club.
  • Leyton Orient are unbeaten in 13 games in 2011.
  • Leyton Orient have never won away at Arsenal. They have travelled to north London on four occassions and their best result is a 2-2 draw way back in the 1913-14 season.
  • Leyton Orient are unbeaten on the road in six matches.
  • By getting a draw with Arsenal and earning a replay, the Leyton Orient players earnt themselves a visit to Las Vegas after club chairman Barry Hearn promised them the trip if they avoided defeat.
  • In five FA Cup ties between the two sides Arsenal have won four times. There has been one draw - the 1-1 between the two sides last month.


February 20, 2011: Leyton Orient 1-1 Arsenal

On a magical evening in the FA Cup Leyton Orient earned themselves a lucrative replay at the Emirates after substitue Jonathan Tehoue's dramatic last minute strike cancelled out Tomas Rosicky's opener. The result sparked jubilant scenes at Brisbane Road and restored people's faith in the English football's oldest cup competition.

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