Arsenal v Tottenham FA Cup Preview: 10 Vital Statistics


10. Arsenal boast a 3-2 win-loss record over Tottenham in FA Cup history, spanning back to their first Cup encounter in January 1949. Arsenal beat Spurs 3-0 that day and are 1.88 to win again.

9. The last time these sides met in the FA Cup, Arsenal won 2-1 in the 2001 semi-finals at Old Trafford – Robert Pires scored the winning goal. The Gunners are 8.50 to repeat that scoreline.

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8. Spurs have not won the FA Cup since 1991. They have made six semi-finals since. Last season they beat Coventry City 3-0 in the third round and are 60.00 to inflict the same score on Arsenal.

7. Three of the last five games between these two sides have resulted in one-goal victories to the home team. The Gunners are 3.33 to win with a -1 handicap.

6. Olivier Giroud scored the only goal when these sides met in the Premier League earlier this season, just one in 11 to the Frenchman’s name this season. Arsenal’s striker is 2.25 to score.

5. Emmanuel Adebayor has scored in his last two visits to the Emirates Stadium and has four goals from six appearances this season. The Tottenham forward is 3.80 to net again.

4. Under new manager Tim Sherwood, Spurs have a W3 D1 L1 record and have scored in each game. Tottenham are 4.20 to beat Arsenal.

3. Christian Eriksen scored the winner for Spurs at Manchester United on New Years Day, the Dane’s second goal in three games. Eriksen is 16.00 to score first on Saturday.

2. Arsenal have won three games in a row off the back of a four-game streak without a victory. The Gunners are 1.90 favourites to win.

1. Wojciech Szczesny conceded five goals in four FA Cup games last season before Arsenal were eliminated from the competition after a fifth-round 1-0 defeat to Blackburn. Spurs are 1.37 to score.