A trip to Premier League side Burnley that came up next, a just and fitting reward for such a fine run.
"We respect that, sooner or later, we will be old news, fish and chip paper, but that is fine by us as long as when the dust does settles we have learnt from the experience, that we are better managers and better people as a outcome of it". Of course Arsenal should win against opponents four divisions below them but how can you bank on them at these odds after losing five of their last seven matches?
Arsene Wenger has expressed his surprise at transfer speculation suggesting that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could leave Arsenal in the summer.
The Gunners crashed out of the Champions League after losing 5-1 to Bayern Munich on Tuesday night, but they were denied a penalty when leading 1-0. March 11th 2017 will be a day that Lincoln City fans will still be talking about in 100 years time.
Speaking to reporters ahead of Saturdays' FA Cup quarter-final clash with Lincoln City, Wenger explained the club are not in a major rush to name Jonker's replacement but are keen to enlist the services of someone who shares the club's "values".
Goals from David Silva and Sergio Aguero gave Manchester City a deserved win over Middlesbrough and earned Pep Guardiola's side a place in the FA Cup semi-finals.
"They are top of the National League and they have that recent history which is very positive".
Asked whether the players had admitted they let him down, Wenger shot back: "I would like to watch the game with you and you would see that the players didn't let me down, nor themselves, nor the club".
"We will go there with a game plan and try to execute it".
But Keswick could also inadvertently stoke further anger in downplaying the view of fans as that contradicted Ivan Gazidis, the club's chief executive, who told supporters during a meeting in 2011 that Wenger was "ultimately accountable to the fans, they are the ones who ultimately make the judgment".
Walcott's comments followed on from reports of a training bust-up involving Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez and his team-mates after the Chilean was surprisingly dropped for last Saturday's defeat at Liverpool.
"We will go there believing in ourselves", Waterfall added.
'I don't know if it is a bug or not. In the week Wenger said "I have always chose to play the team that has a good chance to qualify". "It's an impossible job to keep everybody quiet", Wenger said.