Titans set to clash in the Sixth Round of the FA Cup

Titans set to clash in the Sixth Round of the FA Cup

League leaders Manchester United are set to host championship chasers Arsenal in this year’s FA Cup after Arsenal saw off Leyton Orient at the emirates last night in a replay of their fifth round tie. The pairing sees arguably the two favourites square off in their bid for FA Cup glory in which we are guaranteed to see a new home for the coveted trophy following Chelsea’s early exit last month.

Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal have played some truly magnificent football so far this season but have been heavily unpredictable in their results, none more surprising than their defeat in the final of this year’s Carling Cup to Birmingham City last weekend. Wenger will be keen to secure a place in the semi-final of the competition and lay claim to his first major trophy since winning the FA cup in 2005. Arsenal’s trophy drought is starting to worry fans and there are cries for silverware from the stands, and the Gunners look in good position to land at least one trophy this season.

Meanwhile, Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United look like the team to beat this season. Although Manchester United have rarely performed to their usual standards this season, they are league leaders for a reason and have secured a win at home over Arsenal already this season. United’s talisman Wayne Rooney seems to be finding his scoring boots at last, while Ferguson also has current league top scorer Dimitar Berbatov, and assist leader Nani to call upon in his bid for FA Cup Success.

During this year’s FA Cup campaign, Manchester United have also seen off rival opposition at home before in the form of Liverpool in the 3rd Round of the historic competition. However, in the previous round they struggled to a 1-0 victory over the brave non-league outfit Crawley Town. Arsenal have not had the best campaign so far this season, with replays forced from Leeds United and Leyton Orient and narrowly avoiding a replay against Huddersfield town after a late Fabregas Penalty.

One thing is for certain, the game is sure to be the tie of the round with the winner most likely to have a strong say in who takes home this year’s FA Cup. The tie is set to take place on the 12th March 2011.
 

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