With the elimination of Manchester City and Chelsea, reigning champions Arsenal will go into their FA Cup fourth round clash against Brighton, knowing that they’re not only favourites for the tie but also the competition as a whole. What’s more, the Gunners go into the contest on the back of an inspired performance at the Etihad Stadium where they registered a stunning 2-0 win. Yet, taking their upcoming opponents for granted is not something that Arsene Wenger is prepared to do. “We have to study them well,” Wenger told ESPN. “In the cup, you have to be ready from the start and people like that can always surprise you if you are not ready.” Two years ago, Wenger’s team had met Brighton at the same stage and were put through quite a test. At the time, the Seagulls were being managed by Gus Poyet and the team was in good form, fighting for a place in the playoffs. “It is […]
As the NPower Championship returns this weekend after making way for the FA Cup fourth round, TheHardTackle takes a look at 10 things you should be looking out for in the next 7 days of NPower Championship action.
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