It’s an all Premier League-tie! Arsenal takes on Watford at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 13 at 9.30 a.m. EST hoping to make their third consecutive second semi-final. Will the current FA Cup holders go all the way? Click here for the live stream to find out!
Watford travels to the Emirates Stadium on March 13 to take on an Arsenal team in the FA Cup quarter-final, with the Gunners hoping to reach the semi-final for the third season running. Arsenal are the defending cup holders, so they won’t give up on their title any time soon. Click down for the live stream!
But this is a potentially dangerous game for Arséne Wenger’s men, who have been focused on their Premier League and Champions League campaigns, suffering injuries in the process to key men. They lost key midfield star Aaron Ramsay through a thigh injury in their FA Cup Fifth round tie with Hull City in the last round, and he is missing for the next four weeks.
However, defenders Per Mertesacker and Gabriel, who both limped out of that game too, are expected to be fit to face off against Watford — and boy will they need them. The Hornets may be on a downward spiral at the moment in the Premier League, but playing in a game where there’s no pressure on them could see them spring a shock.
They will be reliant on strikers Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo asking the Arsenal defense some questions, but those two will need a better supply from Watford’s playmakers. The team from London has failed to find the back of the next in their last three matches, and is on a run of 7 defeats from their last 11 league games.
Arsenal is currently on an incredible run in the FA Cup, having won the competition twice in a row. In fact, they’ve gone 3 years without defeat in the trophy — they last lost an FA Cup match in February 2013! So, Watford definitely will have it all to do.
With distractions on the horizon, a Champions League second leg against Barcelona coming up next, Arsenal may just find themselves in trouble against a hungry Watford team. We’ll soon see!
HollywoodLifers, do you think Arsenal will win this one? Or can Watford cause a cup upset and shock the world? Sound off your predictions below!