20th Feb 2017 | FA Cup
Gunners To Work Through Their Anger
Sutton, unlike Lincoln, have had some terrible results lately and Wenger will want his side to give someone a kicking. This is an ideal opportunity.
Lincoln City’s heroics at Burnley might have given some people a false sense of reality. There’s a reason why it’s taken 103 years for a non-league side to reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.
In the real world, Arsenal are actually a tempting price at 5/2 (WilliamHill) to win even with a -3 goals handicap adjustment.
For all their recent bad headlines, the Gunners’ remain one of the deluxe teams in England and won 4-0 and 5-0 away to Premier League sides recently.
Meanwhile Sutton sit 17th in the National League and have frankly fallen to pieces since the previous round. They’ve scored once in four outings and lost three in a row by a combined 10-1 - and that against their peers!
Arsenal have nearly two weeks off to come after this so Wenger will field a strong side and, dangerously, they have something to prove.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 01:55 20th Feb, 2017 but subject to change