Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is insisting his team are not that far off the best in Europe - despite a likely eighth season without a trophy.
Defeats in the FA Cup and the Champions League this week piles extra pressure on today's game against Aston Villa - and their hopes of finishing in the Premier League top four.
Reading boss Brian McDermott praised a clinical second half performance which sent the Royals through to the last 16 of the FA Cup.
Brighton, Reading and Aldershot have some big matches this weekend in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup.
A football fan has put himself at the centre of a flurry of Twitter attention after betting his bank details on the outcome of a match.