Swansea out of the FA Cup

Swansea are out of the FA Cup after losing tonight's third round replay against Arsenal.

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Swansea meet Arsenal at Emirates

Swansea City line up against Arsenal once again tonight, in their FA Cup third round replay. Swansea needed a late goal from Danny Graham to take it to a replay - and stay in the competition - when the two sides met at the Liberty ten days ago, and will certainly face a tough task at the Emirates.

Michael Laudrup's side have been in form on the road this season, though. They've only conceded 11 goals in 9 away games in the Premier League, which is - alongside Arsenal - the joint best in England. They also beat the Gunners 2-0 at the Emirates in the league last month.

Swansea have been tight at the back - but also lethal up front - this season Credit: Andy Lloyd / PA Wire / Press Association Images

The game kicks off at 7.30pm. Follow minute-by-minute updates on the game via the ITV Sport website.

Arsenal v Swansea - Match facts

  • Swansea won 2-0 the last time they faced Arsenal, in the league at the Emirates last month
  • Swansea have lost just twice in their last 17 games
  • Swansea are already in the semi-final of the Capital One Cup, and hold a 2-0 advantage over Chelsea after the first leg
  • Last season, Swansea were knocked out in the FA Cup fourth round by Bolton
  • Michu has scored three times in his last two games against Arsenal
  • Arsenal have won the FA Cup 10 times - their last trophy was the FA Cup in 2005
  • The last time Arsenal failed to make it through to the fourth round of the FA Cup was 1996
  • The winners will play away at Brighton in the fourth round

Highlights of the game will be on ITV Cymru Wales at 10.50pm tonight.


Laudrup: Cup replay is 'very important game'

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup has admitted that having to play Arsenal in an FA Cup third round replay is 'not ideal', with a congested fixture list. Danny Graham scored a late equaliser ten days ago, meaning their first meeting ended 2-2.

After tonight's match, Swansea host Stoke at the weekend in the Premier League, then Chelsea in the second leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final next Wednesday. Laudrup says that the league remains his priority, but insists the replay is 'a very important game for me.'

Swansea set for Arsenal replay

Swansea City's Danny Graham scored a late equaliser at the Liberty Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

Swansea City will face Arsenal at the Emirates tonight in their FA Cup third round replay.

The visitors were held to a 2-2 draw at the Liberty Stadium earlier this month.

The winners of tonight's game will face Brighton in the fourth round. Kick off is at 7.30pm.

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