Arsenal through to FA Cup quarter finals

Arsenal kept their hopes of winning this season’s FA Cup alive by beating Liverpool 2-1 in the fifth round at the Emirates yesterday afternoon.

The Gunners, who were thumped 5-1 by Brendan Rodgers’ men at Anfield eight days earlier, took the lead on sixteen minutes through Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, with Lukas Podolski doubling their advantage two minutes into the second half.

Steven Gerrard pulled one back for the visitors from the penalty spot just ahead of the hour mark, though they could not find an equaliser.

Arsene Wenger’s men will now face Everton in the quarter finals at the Emirates, with the tie scheduled for the weekend of the 8th/9th of March.

However, they will first turn their attention to Wednesday evening’s clash with holders Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League last sixteen tie.

Meanwhile, Schalke’s Sporting Director Horst Heldt has claimed that Arsenal’s bid for Julian Draxler was not high enough, the Metro understands.

The 20 year old, who looked set to secure a move to the Emirates during the winter transfer window, had also been linked with switch to Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich though Heldt has denied that the European Champions tabled a rival bid.

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