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Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has backed the Gunners to win the FA Cup, claiming his former club have a "fantastic chance" to end their nine-year trophy drought this season.

Arsene Wenger's side registered a 4-1 crushing victory over Everton in the quarter finals of the FA Cup at the Emirates in their last fixture. The victory over the Toffees has seen the north London club face holders Wigan Atheltic in the semi final of the competition at Wembley.

Wigan registered a shock 2-1 win over Manchester City at the Etihad and ended the Citizens hope of winning the quadruple this season. The former Arsenal midfielder believes the Gunners are favourites to win the competition this season and end their search for silverware.

"Arsenal have a fantastic chance now. It was a great result against Everton. They played very well. Mesut Ozil got his goal and played really well, which everyone was hoping for, that will give him some confidence," Parlour told talkSPORT.

"With Sunday's shock, Wigan beating Man City, it gives them a very good opportunity. Wigan are a very good side this year. Uwe Rosler has got them playing very well. You have to fancy Arsenal now though, especially at Wembley. It's a big pitch and I think they've got a great chance," he added.

Arsenal make a trip to Germany as they take on Bayern Munich in the second leg of the Champions League clash on Tuesday. The first leg saw the treble winners register a 2-0 victory at the Emirates.

The north London side need to score three goals while restricting Bayern from scoring twice in order to progress to the quarter finals of the Europe's top club competition.

A defeat to Bayern on Tuesday will see crash out of the Champions League. The Frenchman has urged the referees to give the Gunners a proper chance for the fixture at Allianz Arena.

Arsenal suffered a 1-0 defeat to Stoke City away from home in the last league fixture. The defeat has seen the Emirates club slip down the table. They are third in the table with 59 points from 28 games, level on points with second place Liverpool. They are seven points behind Chelsea, who have played one game more.

With the race to win the title being very close, the FA Cup is Arsenal's best chance of ending their long wait for silverware.