- Jan 17, 2015
- Reaction score
- Jack Wilshere
- Arsenal have won four of their five previous FA Cup meetings with Watford, including a 4-2 third-round win en route to lifting the trophy in 2002.
- Watford's sole FA Cup win over the Gunners was a 3-1 quarter-final triumph in 1987.
- Watford have never beaten Arsenal since the Premier League era began.
- The Gunners won October's Premier League meeting 3-0 at Vicarage Road.
- Arsenal have won the FA Cup a record 12 times.
- If they win the cup this season they will join Wanderers (1876-78) and Blackburn (1884-86) in winning the trophy for three successive years.
- Arsenal have won 15 consecutive rounds of the FA Cup. The post-war record is 16, which the Gunners hold (2002-2004).
- Arsene Wenger's side haven't lost three home games in a row in all competitions since November 2002.
- Watford have won each of their three FA Cup matches this season by 1-0.
- The Hornets have lost seven of their last 11 league matches (W2, D2).
- Quique Sanchez's side have not scored in three games. Their last goal was an own goal, in their FA Cup victory over Leeds in the last round.
- Watford are appearing in their first quarter-final since 2006-07, when they eventually lost 4-1 to Manchester United in the semi-finals.