Sunderland Arsenal Odds : Black Cats look value in FA Cup Betting to heap more pressure on Wenger

The only all Premier League clash of the FA Cup fifth round takes place on Saturday evening as Sunderland host Arsenal for the second time in the space of a week.

When these two teams met in the Premier League last weekend, it was Arsenal that came away with a 2-1 win and the Gunners will be hoping for a repeat performance as they continue their long awaited quest for some silverware.

Their mentality will have been damaged by the 4-0 Champions League hammering against AC Milan during the week though, while they will also have to contend without Thierry Henry who scored the winner against the Black Cats last weekend.

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Arsene Wenger’s men will need to pick themselves up again though and put in a decent performance to progress to the last eight. If they fail to do so, another season without a trophy awaits, while their place in the Premier League’s top four is also in doubt.

Quite simply, Arsenal need the win this weekend, otherwise everything else could fall apart very quickly. The atmosphere at the Emirates is fragile enough at the minute and defeat against Sunderland could see things go from bad to worse.

The home side will look to make the most of this though. Sunderland will know that Arsenal are under huge pressure and they will try and use this as they look to get revenge for the recent Premier League reverse.

Martin O’Neill’s men are still in confident mood of course – the defeat to Arsenal was only their second since the former Leicester City manager took over – and they will be determined to go as far as they can in the FA Cup this year.

Looking at the team news for this weekend’s clash – which gets underway 5.15pm on Saturday evening – former Arsenal man Seb Larsson is set to start for the home side, while Arsenal will be tempted to start Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after he was left on the bench during in Milan.

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