Olivier Giroud
Olivier Giroud [Reuters] Reuters

Arsenal take on Everton in the quarter finals of the FA Cup at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 12:45pm GMT. Live coverage is on ITV 1 and UTV. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.


The Gunners enter the crucial fixture of their season after suffering a 1-0 defeat to Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium. Jonathan Walters converted from a spot kick in the final quarter of the game as his goal was the difference between the two sides at the end.

The result has seen Arsene Wenger's side lose its grip on maintaining their league position. The north London club have slipped to the third place in the league table. They are level on points with second place Liverpool with 59 points from 28 games. The two trail league leaders Chelsea by four points.

Arsenal defeated Liverpool 2-1 in the last FA Cup fixture at home. The Gunners have already knocked out the Reds and their arch rivals Tottenham Hotspur out of the competition.

Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku [Reuters] Reuters

Meanwhile, Everton registered a 1-0 victory at home in their last league fixture over West Ham United. On-loan striker from Chelsea Romelu Lukaku's solitary goal saw the Toffees seal three points over the London outfit.

In the last FA Cup tie, Roberto Martinez's men sealed a 3-1 victory over Swansea City to make it to the last eight of the competition. A win for either side at the Emirates could see them seal a place in the semi-finals.

What Managers Say

Arsene Wenger: "For us, it's vital because we had such a disappointing result at Stoke and a non-convincing performance offensively. Of course we need a great response. What we produced last week was not good enough. We want to win and we are in a position where we can do it."

Roberto Martinez: "They're as good as anyone when they get on the ball and we'll have to be at our best but, if you want to win a competition like the FA Cup, you have to find a way to be effective against a team like Arsenal."

Team Form


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L W L W D
  • Last Result: Stoke City 1-0 Arsenal


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W L W L W
  • Last Result: Everton 1-0 West Ham United

Team News

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger [Reuters]


  • Injured: Jack Wilshere (foot), Aaron Ramsey (thigh). Kim Kallstrom (back), Theo Walcott (knee), Abou Diaby(knee)
  • Doubtful: Laurent Koscielny (hamstring), Nacho Monreal (ankle)
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Szczesny; Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs; Arteta, Rosicky; Cazorla, Özil, Podolski; Giroud


  • Injured: Darron Gibson (knee) , Arouna Kone (knee), Bryan Oviedo (broken leg), Lacina Traore (hamstring)
  • Doubtful: Phil Jagielka (hamstring)
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Robles; Coleman, Stones, Distin, Baines; McCarthy, Barry; Deulofeu, Barkley, Pienaar; Lukaku