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.

Wayne Routledge and Danny Graham
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.

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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 v Arsenal
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.