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Nicklas Bendtner Arsenal
Nicklas Bendtner [Reuters]

Arsenal and Liverpool are all set to battle it out for a place in the quarter-final of the FA Cup at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 4:00pm GMT. Live coverage is on BT Sport 1. Radio coverage of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.


Arsenal progressed into the fifth round of the FA Cup after defeating Coventry City at home in the previous round last month. The Gunners were too strong for the League One outfit and led 2-0 at half-time courtesy of a brace from Lukas Podolski. Substitutes Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla scored two more before the final whistle to finish 4-0 on the night.

Arsene Wenger's side come into the game on the back of a two-match winless run in the Premier League following their goalless draw at home against Manchester United in their last competitive fixture.

Earlier this month, the north London side were humiliated 5-1 in the league by Liverpool at Anfield during the last meeting between the two sides. Martin Skrtel scored two goals in the opening 10 minutes of the game before Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge got their names on the score sheet to give the Reds a 4-0 in the first 20 minutes.

Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge
Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge [Reuters]

Sterling then scored another goal in the second-half to make it 5-0 for the home side. Mikel Arteta pulled back a consolation by scoring a penalty for the away side after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was fouled by Steven Gerrard inside the 18-yard box.

The Merseyside club are on an unbeaten run of nine matches in all competitions and registered a 3-2 win in their previous competitive fixture against Fulham in the league at Craven Cottage. Kolo Toure scored a bizarre own goal in the first-half before Sturridge netted the equaliser before half-time. Kieran Richardson put the home side into the lead once again, only for Philippe Coutinho to level the matters before Gerrard slammed the winner from the penalty spot.

Brendan Rodgers's side overcame Bournemouth in the fourth round of this competition in January with the help of goals from Victor Moses and Sturridge on either side of the half-time whistle.

What Managers Say

Arsene Wenger: "I will play a team [against Liverpool] with a good opportunity, a good chance to qualify. Certainly we will have just have one focus, which is to win the game. I'm confident we will be hugely concentrated and go into this game with power. We are ready to have a go. It will be a good sprint now and the way [to win] is to have belief that you can do it. That's the first thing."

Brendan Rodgers: "We want to win the FA Cup. That's our objective. We've got no midweek game [after the Arsenal match] so we can go as strong as we wish to go. It's probably different for Arsenal, who have a massive game after ourselves [against Bayern Munich] in the Champions League, so they may have to look at it differently. We won't need to rest anybody. We want to do it for the club."

Team Form

Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers [Reuters]


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): D L W D W
  • Last Result: Arsenal 0-0 Manchester United


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W D W W
  • Last Result: Fulham 2-3 Liverpool

Team Guide


  • Injured: Thomas Vermaelen (leg), Aaron Ramsey (thigh), Theo Walcott (knee), Abou Diaby (knee)
  • Doubtful: Santi Cazorla (illness)
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Fabianski; Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs; Flamini, Arteta; Gnabry, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Bendtner


  • Injured: Lucas Leiva (knee), Jose Enrique (knee), Mamadou Sakho (hamstring)
  • Doubtful: Glen Johnson (knee)
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Mignolet; Flanagan, Skrtel, Agger, Cissokho; Allen, Gerrard, Coutinho; Sterling, Sturridge, Suarez