The Gunners cruise through to the quarter finals of the FA Cup with a comfortable 2-0 win against the current Championship leaders.

Wenger’s men showcased some fantastic football at times with many intricate spells of possession within the midfield and the final third with standout performances from Mesut Özil, Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud.

Arsenal made the breakthrough in the 27th minute following a defence splitting pass from Santi Cazorla, finding Kieran Gibbs who picked out Olivier Giroud who finished off a fine Arsenal move.

A comfortable 5-0 win against Villa with numerous players having excellent games see Arsenal stay 5th and move a point behind United.

Ospina - 7 – Ospina had little to do but when called into action he made the required save. An excellent save with the last shot of the game and preserves his run without conceding a goal.

After a weekend of underdogs causing upsets it may have caused many to believe another may happen, however, an Arsenal wins sees them go through to the fifth round. The Arsenal line up was much changed from last weekend with a total of 7 changes. The match saw the notable returns of Ӧzil, Walcott and the dropped Szczesny.

Arsenal got off the the perfect start when Chambers cross found Walcott in space who executed a deadly finish with the outside of his right foot. The lead was then doubled when Rosicky’s reverse pass found the returning Ӧzil who found the net with a precise shot. Arsenal never looked in any danger and was controlling the match with relative ease.

The Gunners book their place in the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 3-2 victory over Brighton at the Amex stadium. In a weekend of massive cup upsets, Arsenal kept their cool as they had to hold on to a one goal lead for the last 15 minutes of the game despite looking so comfortable in the first half and spells in the second half to overcome the struggling Championship side.

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Wojciech Szczesny- 5- not an awful lot of goalmouth action for Woj to contend with on his return the starting line-up and despite not keeping a clean sheet poor defending resulted in the two Brighton goals rather than poor goalkeeping.

A courageous performance this afternoon in Manchester saw Arsenal come away with three points. When the line-up was announced many were worried by starters Bellerin, Monreal and Coquelin but all these players had an outstanding game.

Arsenal were compact and disciplined most of the game bar a crazy ten minutes at the beginning of the second half. Man City never created a clear cut chance and the players and manager deserve credit as this match was dealt with in the correct manner. Gary Neville often remarked on commentary that Arsenal were brilliant and it look like the penny had dropped after a lot of dismal performances away from home.