The main thing for Arsenal to get done today was to reach the quarter-finals of the FA cup, which we did, against the National League club Sutton United who were really keeping the magic of the cup alive after beating Leeds United in the last round.
Iyt was not a spectacular performance with Arsenal at our free flowing best but in these sort of games, and on an artificial pitch to boot, I never really expected it to be. What I had worried about was the Arsenal players not putting in the hard work and being focused but I have to say that they did that in what could have been another nightmare after the Bayern Munich beating.
The Gunners were professional and we played some good stuff at times, especially in the second half after Lucas Perez scored a 27th minute opening goal. The fact that Oxlade-Chsamberlain played the second half instead of Elneny who got a knock, along with the Sutton players tiring, raised the attacking threat.
Walcott finished well to score the only other goal which made it 100 Arsenal goals for the flying forward and we had chances to score more. Then again the home team had some chances as well and with a bit more luck or composure to finish it could have been tough for us. Deacon especially came so close by crashing a shot off the bar.
As it was, Wenger and the players did their job and got through to the next round. Lincoln City next and then the semi-final.