With the FA Cup fifth round draw announced last Monday, it was revealed that we will be hosting Middlesbrough at the Emirates stadium. The FA have now announced the TV schedule as well, with kick-off on BT Sport at 4pm, Sunday the 15th of February.
The match is sandwiched between Premier League fixtures against Leicester City and Crystal Palace, with a decent gap both before and after the game.
We host the Foxes on the Tuesday, with the lack of travel obviously a bonus. We will head down to South London the following Saturday, with Alan Pardew’s side waiting for us at Selhurst Park; again not much travelling involved.
Being at home gives us a fantastic advantage, and the fixtures have actually proved very kind to us in this instance.
It’s an excellent chance to book our place in the semi-finals, and Arsene Wenger will surely be confident heading into the game.