Arsenal face Watford in an FA Cup on Sunday and, when comparing the sides, it’s a pretty uneven match up.
The Hornets are yet to win an FA Cup and have sneaked by in the competition this season, scoring three times in their three games (one an own goal) and struggling to create chances.
Arsenal’s top goalscorer in the competition this season is Olivier Giroud, who has scored as many goals on his own as Watford have in their three matches. Netting twice on Tuesday as Arsenal beat Hull City in a fifth-round replay, Giroud is now on three FA Cup goals for the season.
The clubs themselves are even more of a mismatch historically, with Arsenal claiming a record 12 FA Cups since our first success in 1930. Watford, meanwhile, are yet to lift the trophy. Losing the 1984 FA Cup final 2-0 to Everton was the closest the Hornets have ever come to claiming the famous old trophy.
Lastly, the Gunners definitely have the upper hand in recent games between the clubs. Arsenal won 1-0 at Vicarage Road back in October, and claimed two wins against Watford in their last Premier League season back in 2006/07.
Unfortunately, such is the nature of the cup there is no reason at all to write Watford off this weekend. 90 minutes on Sunday will probably decide who goes to Wembley for a semi-final and who heads out of the cup until next year.
— The Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) March 11, 2016