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The FA Cup always offers the chance at a fun day out, and judging by the Tweets I`ve been reading today, Gooners are not letting this much desirable trip to Brighton go by without having a few beers and a whole lot of fun.

Of course it`s not just about the booze, there`s a football match to be played too, and following that stonking 5-1 win against West Ham in mid-week, we`ve now got a great opportunity to progress to the next round of the FA Cup.

Brighton, in my opinion, are a good team for us to draw, Gustavo Poyet has the side playing some proper football, and outside the big three, it`s not the footballing sides we have a problem with, it`s the park the bus teams.

Those sides who sit back cause us problems as we struggle to break them down, so hopefully the team Arsene selected today will have learned from the lesson we were given in the City of Bradford and come flying out of the traps to send us into the hat for the draw for the next round.

Here`s how the boys line up,

Arsenal team: Szczesny, Jenkinson, Mertesacker (c), Koscielny, Santos, Diaby, Ramsey, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Podolski, Giroud.

Arsenal subs: Mannone, Sagna, Gibbs, Wilshere, Cazorla, Arshavin, Walcott.

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Date:Saturday January 26 2013
Time: 2:43PM


6 changes is quite a lot but with an eye on the midweek clash with Liverpool, not such a bad move by the manager. Besides, the Calvary is available on the bench should we need to call upon them. Hopefully, we don't have to. Come on you gunners!
26/01/2013 14:49:00
These boys have got more than enough to beat Brighton, but they have to take it seriously. I'm delighted to see Rosicky back on the field.
26/01/2013 14:53:00
After the lesson at Bradford city, they will take it seriously. We have to just boss things from the start. I hope Santos isn't targeted by Brighton; he looked fitter in the last game he played, but anyone would look good coming on with your team a few goals up. He has to perform today.
26/01/2013 15:01:00
Goal. Giroud! I thought we were giving the home side too much room to play; almost taking our 2nd half team tag too far. We have to keep the control and gain confidence by looking for and getting another. .
26/01/2013 15:19:00
That was a phenominal finish. Love it.
26/01/2013 15:26:00
Thought szczesny should have done better for their goal, coming at a period we appeared to be, relatively, comfortable. He made the call and the defenders left the cross to him; what the defenders forgot to do was to shield the marauding Brighton players. Basic defending. Or do we blame it on zonal marking?
26/01/2013 15:53:00
That was just poor defending all round. I don't think zonal marking says they're not allowed to move. They just stood in their "zones" and let the Brighton players run straight past them.
26/01/2013 15:59:00
Hmmmm. In another place, Gervinho strikes again for Ivory Coast, against Tunisia. Good goal too; the kind he would miss, playing for us.
26/01/2013 16:03:00
2-1! Giroud gets his 4th goal in a week. The trouble is we aren't playing with enough authority and can still concede. I would prefer that if we have to make changes, it would be merely obligatory to allow a run out.
26/01/2013 16:22:00
Spoke too soon.
26/01/2013 16:23:00
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