Michael Owen insists Arsenal will not win the FA Cup this season

Mar 12, 2017, 00:56
Michael Owen insists Arsenal will not win the FA Cup this season

Wenger has faced calls for his resignation from angry Arsenal fans this week and there were more protests against the beleaguered Frenchman before Saturday's (March 11) clash at the Emirates Stadium.

"It was all us in the second half but you have to congratulate Lincoln for what they have achieved in the FA Cup". "It was an outstanding performance as long as we were 11 versus 11". "We want to go again to Wembley to win", Wenger said.

"We found it tough in the second half, we were playing against world-class players but when they scored on the edge of half-time it was always going to be hard, they got a lot of confidence", said Cowley. Overall it was important for us not to make a mistake.

Wenger, who had played several of his backups and a couple of academy players in previous rounds of the FA Cup, fielded a full-strength team for this game.

It was 3-0 five minutes later when Lincoln's Luke Waterfall turned Keiran Gibb's cross into his own from six-yards out. I wanted to give them a chance to get their confidence back, that's why I retained 90 per cent of players from the starting line-up.

"They have been hit very hard after the game [against Bayern] and that is always risky because your confidence can go very quickly".

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had to come off in the second half with a hamstring injury, but Wenger said "it didn't look like a big" problem.

It seemed as though Lincoln would hold on until the break, only for Walcott's fifth FA Cup goal of the campaign putting the Gunners ahead, spinning and firing home a low shot.

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However, the Arsenal players responded with a 5-0 win against Non League side Lincoln City in the quarter-final clash thanks to an own goal and efforts from Theo Walcott, Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey.

Mattias is ESPN FC's Arsenal correspondent.