Arsenal’s men and women both progressed to the next round of the FA Cup and now know who they will face in their next matches.

MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND - JUNE 01: Emma Byrne and Niamh Fahey of Arsenal Ladies with the trophy after winning the FA Women's Cup Final match between Everton Ladies and Arsenal Ladies at Stadium mk on June 1, 2014 in Milton Keynes, England. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)
MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND – JUNE 01: Emma Byrne and Niamh Fahey of Arsenal Ladies with the trophy after winning the FA Women’s Cup Final match between Everton Ladies and Arsenal Ladies at Stadium mk on June 1, 2014 in Milton Keynes, England. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s men’s side beat Bournemouth 2-1 away on Monday night while on Sunday, the women’s team beat West Ham 2-0, also away, thanks to goals from Katie McCabe and Lia Walti, who scored her first for the club to seal progression to the fifth round.

Arsenal’s men’s team will now face Portsmouth at Fratton Park, on a date yet to be confirmed because the TV companies have to decide who they want to show in addition to Manchester United, who get picked no matter who they play or how badly they are playing simply due to the size of their fanbase.

We do know, however, that the games will be midweek as the FA approved Thursday games for the competition for the first time.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 27:  Per Mertesacker of Arsenal celebrates with the trophy after The Emirates FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on May 27, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 27: Per Mertesacker of Arsenal celebrates with the trophy after The Emirates FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on May 27, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

There will be no replays in the fifth round with games going to extra time and penalties on the night should any games finish as a draw after 90 minutes. But, of course, we will carry on wondering why the magic of the cup is being lost.

Arsenal’s women face a home tie against Lewes with the match expected to be played on Sunday, 16 February.

The men’s game should take place between 3 and 5 March.

Women’s FA Cup draw in full

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 14: Leah Williamson of Arsenal Ladies lifts the FA Cup Trophy after the match between Arsenal Ladies and Chelsea Ladies at Wembley Stadium on May 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Leah Williamson
(Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
  • Bristol City v Everton
  • Coventry United v Tottenham
  • Leicester City v Reading
  • Crystal Palace or Southampton FC v Brighton
  • Man City v Ipswich
  • Arsenal v Lewes
  • Sunderland v Birmingham
  • Chelsea v Liverpool

Men’s FA Cup draw in full

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 17: Captain Thomas Vermaelen of Arsenal (2R) lifts the trophy in celebration alongside Lukas Podolski (L), Mikel Arteta (2L) and Arsene Wenger manager of Arsenal (R) after the FA Cup with Budweiser Final match between Arsenal and Hull City at Wembley Stadium on May 17, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 17: Captain Thomas Vermaelen of Arsenal (2R) lifts the trophy in celebration alongside Lukas Podolski (L), Mikel Arteta (2L) and Arsene Wenger manager of Arsenal (R) after the FA Cup with Budweiser Final match between Arsenal and Hull City at Wembley Stadium on May 17, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
  • Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester City
  • Reading or Cardiff City v Sheffield United
  • Chelsea v Shrewsbury or Liverpool
  • West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle or Oxford United
  • Leicester City v Coventry or Birmingham
  • Northampton Town or Derby County v Manchester United
  • Southampton or Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City
  • Portsmouth v Arsenal
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