Arsenal face Lincoln City in the next round of the FA Cup for the first time since March 1915.
Non-League Lincoln beat Burnley 1-0 at Turf Moor on Saturday but it seems they realise it might be a different story when they travel to the Emirates.
Speaking ahead of Arsenal’s clash against Sutton on Monday, which the Gunners ended up winning 2-0, Lincoln manager, Danny Crowley, described coming up against Arsene Wenger’s team as a “dream”.
“To come up against Arsene Wenger would be a dream. I am in this game to test myself and there aren’t many tougher tests than going to the Emirates,” he said, report the Daily Mail.
“He’s having a tough period at the moment but he’s an experienced manager and no doubt he’ll navigate his way through it. He’s been a pioneer for English football.”
Lincoln are unbeaten against Arsenal on their last three meetings.
The last time the two teams met was 6 March, 1915, when Lincoln beat us 1-0 during a League Division Two clash. Before that, we drew 1-1 and, the February before, they won 5-2.
However, back in the early 1900s, the two teams when very different to how they are now. For one, we were both in Division Two, whereas now Arsenal are one of the top teams in the Premier League and Lincoln are non-League.
Saying this, they did manage to beat Burnley at Turf Moor – something even Chelsea couldn’t manage this season – so perhaps they do fancy their chances.