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  • Date:04 Jan 2014
  • Kick-off:17:15
  • Venue:Emirates Stadium
  • Attendance:59,476
  • Cazorla (30) Rosicky (61)
Goal!

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The final whistle is blown by the referee.

94:03 +4.03

Free kick taken by Lukasz Fabianski.

93:27 +3.27

Foul by Nabil Bentaleb on Nacho Monreal, free kick awarded.

92:17 +2.17

Danny Rose takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.

91:35 +1.35

The ball is sent over by Danny Rose.

89:55

Mesut Ozil has an effort at goal. Fine finger tip save by Hugo Lloris.

89:18

Aaron Lennon is penalised for a handball.

88:34

The ball is delivered by Danny Rose.

88:03

Per Mertesacker makes a clearance.

86:20

Nacer Chadli takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Per Mertesacker.

86:17

Free kick taken by Christian Eriksen.

85:41

Foul by Mesut Ozil on Danny Rose, free kick awarded.

85:17

Laurent Koscielny manages to make a clearance.

85:03

Corner taken short by Christian Eriksen.

84:44

Danny Rose delivers the ball.

84:17

Nacho Monreal makes a clearance.

82:28

Corner taken by Christian Eriksen.

79:26

Vlad Chiriches takes the free kick.

79:07

Theo Walcott is ruled offside.

77:00

Centre by Nacer Chadli.

76:40

Clearance made by Nacho Monreal.

76:03

Shot by Theo Walcott missed to the right of the net.

74:20

Mesut Ozil replaces Mikel Arteta.

71:35

The ball is delivered by Christian Eriksen.

70:34

Mathieu Flamini on for Jack Wilshere.

67:59

Mousa Dembele takes a shot. Lukasz Fabianski safely holds on.

67:55

Laurent Koscielny makes a clearance.

66:06

Free kick taken by Michael Dawson.

64:56

The ball is delivered by Danny Rose.

62:01

Roberto Soldado goes off and Nacer Chadli comes on.

61:09

Tomas Rosicky grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Arsenal 2-0 Spurs.

59:33

Shot by Theo Walcott went wide right of the target.

59:09

Free kick taken by Mousa Dembele.

58:55

The referee blows for offside.

57:04

The ball is delivered by Jack Wilshere.

55:38

Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Lukasz Fabianski catches the ball.

55:08

A cross is delivered by Danny Rose.

53:26

Roberto Soldado takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

51:56

Foul by Bacary Sagna on Vlad Chiriches, free kick awarded.

51:50

Corner from the right by-line taken by Theo Walcott.

50:33

Theo Walcott is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

48:47

Kyle Walker takes the free kick.

48:34

Emmanuel Adebayor fouled by Mikel Arteta, the ref awards a free kick.

47:51

Clearance by Michael Dawson.

46:30

Roberto Soldado takes a fantastic shot and cleared the crossbar.

The referee gets the second half underway.

The ref blows to end the first period.

46:17 +1.17

Lukasz Fabianski restarts play with the free kick.

45:50

Corner from the right by-line taken by Christian Eriksen.

45:44 +0.44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Emmanuel Adebayor on Bacary Sagna.

45:13 +0.13

Laurent Koscielny manages to make a clearance.

45:08

Clearance made by Laurent Koscielny.

45:04

Laurent Koscielny makes a clearance.

45:01

Per Mertesacker replaces Thomas Vermaelen.

44:28

Roberto Soldado takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

43:09

Free kick crossed by Santi Cazorla.

42:02

Foul by Roberto Soldado on Jack Wilshere, free kick awarded.

39:46

Corner taken by Santi Cazorla from the right by-line.

39:05

Theo Walcott produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick. Blocked by Vlad Chiriches.

38:22

Foul by Nabil Bentaleb on Jack Wilshere, free kick awarded.

36:02

Free kick taken by Thomas Vermaelen.

35:41

Roberto Soldado concedes a free kick for a foul on Thomas Vermaelen.

32:26

The ball is swung over by Kyle Walker.

30:56

Santi Cazorla slots the ball left footed into the goal. Arsenal 1-0 Spurs.Assist on the goal came from Serge Gnabry.

29:11

Foul by Mousa Dembele on Jack Wilshere, free kick awarded.

29:03

Free kick taken by Laurent Koscielny.

28:42

Emmanuel Adebayor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tomas Rosicky.

27:11

Thomas Vermaelen makes a clearance.

24:52

Theo Walcott takes a shot. Hugo Lloris parries the ball away.

23:35

Vlad Chiriches restarts play with the free kick.

22:08

Vlad Chiriches takes the free kick.

21:50

Theo Walcott is ruled offside.

21:21

Clearance made by Mikel Arteta.

19:45

Santi Cazorla takes a shot and went wide right of the net.

17:56

Christian Eriksen fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick over the bar.

17:12

Booking for Thomas Vermaelen for unsporting behaviour.

17:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Thomas Vermaelen on Mousa Dembele.

16:01

Nabil Bentaleb makes a clearance.

15:15

Nabil Bentaleb concedes a free kick for a foul on Tomas Rosicky.

15:02

Bacary Sagna manages to make a clearance.

13:23

Theo Walcott has an effort at goal. Blocked by Vlad Chiriches.

11:47

Corner taken by Santi Cazorla from the left by-line.

11:13

Clearance made by Mikel Arteta.

10:52

Clearance by Bacary Sagna.

9:51

Free kick taken by Nabil Bentaleb.

9:35

Michael Dawson fouled by Jack Wilshere, the ref awards a free kick.

9:20

A cross is delivered by Christian Eriksen.

8:30

Christian Eriksen has an effort at goal. Lukasz Fabianski parries the ball away.

7:32

Unfair challenge on Danny Rose by Serge Gnabry results in a free kick.

5:16

Mousa Dembele fouled by Tomas Rosicky, the ref awards a free kick.

3:44

Theo Walcott takes a weak shot and went wide left of the net.

3:33

A cross is delivered by Theo Walcott.

3:08

Nabil Bentaleb challenges Jack Wilshere unfairly and gives away a free kick.

1:11

Roberto Soldado has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

1:06

Mousa Dembele takes a brilliant shot. Bacary Sagna gets a block in.

1:03

Header at goal by Emmanuel Adebayor to the left of the net.

1:00

Corner from the right by-line taken by Christian Eriksen.

0:35

Kyle Walker delivers the ball.

The game kicks-off.

Match Preview

Wenger up for the cup Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has warned he will not accept another early FA Cup exit this season when north-London rivals Tottenham come to the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners - whose last trophy was some nine years ago when Patrick Vieira lifted the famous old trophy in Cardiff - crashed out 1-0 at home to Blackburn in the fifth round which all but ended any hopes of silverware. This year, though, Wenger's squad head into the FA Cup leading the Barclays Premier League and determined to finally end almost a decade without success. "I had the luck to win four FA Cups, that means I always put the effort in. I am very keen to do it again, it is a long time now," Wenger said. "Honestly I still have in my mind the fact that we went out last year at home against Blackburn, that was not good enough for us and we have to make sure we absolutely put the effort in to have the chance to go through." Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert may feel the upcoming Premier League showdown with Arsenal is of more importance than their own FA Cup ambitions this season, but Wenger would love to get his hands on the famous old trophy once again. "I don't believe that at all. We have not won trophies for a long time, it's an opportunity that we want to take that we consider," the French coach added. "On top of that we have afterwards nine days until the next Premier League game, we can give absolutely everything in this game." Wenger continued: "It is the beginning of January after a heavy schedule in the Premier League and you want to keep your focus and get into the competition with full power. "We haven't drawn a small team, so we are warned that it will just be another top-level game and that is the advantage of having a big opponent - your team is focused naturally." Spurs have found some form under new boss Tim Sherwood to record a hard-earned 2-1 win at Manchester United on New Year's Day. Wenger said: "If you look at their overall record since the start of the season, it isn't a bad record at all, so I am not surprised that Tottenham can win football games. "With Soldado and Adebayor, they have found a balance and at the moment that suits the team well. "They always looked dangerous at Manchester United and that is certainly the pair that we will have to keep quiet." Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is doubtful following illness and an ankle problem. German playmaker Mesut Ozil faces a fitness test on his shoulder injury, but forward Nicklas Bendtner (ankle) is definitely out, along with defender Kieran Gibbs (calf) and midfielder Aaron Ramsey (thigh). Tottenham's patched-up "warrior" Emmanuel Adebayor is fighting fit and raring to terrorise Arsenal, according to Spurs boss Sherwood. There had been doubts about whether Adebayor would be able to play against his old team after he was carried off on a stretcher in the second half of Tottenham's at Manchester United. The striker has been passed fit though and he looks set to start Saturday's FA Cup third round tie at the home of Tottenham's most bitter rivals. "It didn't look great when he came off on that stretcher but he is a warrior," Sherwood said. "He had cramp in every part of his body. We weren't sure what (part of his body) to rub and put ice on next. "He was really struggling but there is no holding him back at the moment." Sherwood put faith in Adebayor when he took the helm and the Togolese has not let his new manager down. Despite playing only 45 minutes under Andre Villas-Boas, Adebayor has looked sharp since his return, scoring four of the 10 goals Tottenham have scored under their new head coach. There will be extra motivation for the player to perform well at the Emirates too as he has had a series of run-ins with the Arsenal fans since he left in 2009. Sherwood believes the Gunners will be dreading the prospect of facing their former star. "It's huge for us that he is back," Sherwood said. "When Arsene Wenger, the Arsenal players and their fans saw him come off at Old Trafford, I'm sure they were pleased. "But unfortunately he's going to be walking out against them tomorrow." Winger Andros Townsend, midfielder Lewis Holtby and striker Jermain Defoe returned to training on Friday and look set to feature along with Adebayor, but midfielder Erik Lamela (thigh) is a doubt.

Formation:4231Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

Formation: 442Manager: Tim Sherwood

Spurs

  • Lukasz Fabianski
  • Bacary Sagna
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Thomas Vermaelen
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Jack Wilshere
  • Mikel Arteta
  • Serge Gnabry
  • Santi Cazorla
  • Tomas Rosicky
  • Theo Walcott
  • SUBS
  • Per Mertesacker
  • Lukas Podolski
  • Mesut Ozil
  • Emiliano Viviano
  • Mathieu Flamini
  • Carl Jenkinson
  • Ju-Young Park

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