FA Cup: Arsenal Will Face Lincoln City

Arsene Wenger side Arsenal go into Saturday FA Cup quarter- final versus National League leaders Lincoln City as devastating favourites - but will the tie really be easy as it seems?

Loss at Emirates Stadium is simply unthinkable for Arsenal, even given their current position, but this sort of supposed imbalance brings its own pressure for their players.

Arsenal won away at another National League side, Sutton United, in the fifth round however now they face a clash that will be completely new to them at the Emirates, where they have never played a non-league team before.

"In the space of four days, Arsenal will go from playing Bayern Munich, one of the biggest clubs in the world and with some of the best players, to taking on a team they will have hardly heared of until recently. Hibernain manager Neil Lennon said.

"In this sort of situation as a player I always prepared myself as best I could but, mentally, it is hard to approach a game like the same way as you would normally do.

"When I was playing for Leicester under Martin O'Neil, I remember going to Hereford in the third round of the FA Cup in the 1999-00 season.

"We had played Arsenal the week before the first tie and I was up against Thierry Henry, Marc Overmars and Emanuel Petit. I went from that to playing, among others, an electrician, a teacher and a farmer.

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