Arsenal set up semi-final against holders Wigan

Arsenal remain on course to end their trophy drought after booking their place in this seasons FA Cup semi-finals with a fine 4-1 win over Everton at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Mesut Ozil ended his goal drought to put the host in front on seven minutes with a composed finish, only for Romelu Lukaku to draw the visitors level just past the half-hour mark.

Former Toffees midfielder Mikel Arteta converted a sixty-eighth minute penalty to restore the lead for Arsene Wenger’s men after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was brought down inside the area by Gareth Barry, while a late brace from substitute Olivier Giroud put the result beyond any doubt.

The Gunners will now face Wigan Athletic in the semi-finals at Wembley on April 13th, after the FA Cup holders shocked Manchester City for a second successive season by beating them 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium yesterday afternoon.

With Hull City facing League One side Sheffield United in the other tie in the last four, Arsenal have been installed as odds on favourites to lift the trophy they last collected back in 2005, when they beat Manchester United on penalties at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

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