It was pulsating, nerve-racking and relieving at the end.
After 90 minutes of football in the Amex Stadium, the Gunners had enough in the tank to see out the threat posed by a spirited Brighton side that gave Arsene Wenger’s men a run for their money. Beating Newcastle in the third round gave the hosts some confidence, but as Wenger rightly said, Arsenal’s quality saw them through (via Arsenal.com).
Kudos most go to the hosts for never giving up, despite falling behind twice. Even after Theo Walcott scored the goal that sealed the tie, the Seagulls had made claims for a penalty, and on another day, it probably would have been given.
The FA Cup fifth-round draws have been made, and the Gunners will play against npower Championship outfit, Blackburn, in the Emirates this time, after two away draws on the trot. With the eyes firmly on the prize, the Gunners will hope to see off the Rovers with a quarterfinal berth up for grabs.
Nonetheless, I would like to share my thoughts on the 3-2 win over Brighton. Feel free to share yours in the comments.