Last Updated: 04/01/14 7:15pm
FULL TIME. That's it, Arsenal beat Spurs to progress. Thanks for your views today. stay with us for reaction.
Monreal goes down under a tussle with Bentaleb in the right corner. The Spurs man puts his foot down but the ref just gives a free-kick.
Spurs take the throw in and feed the ball to Rose on the left but his cross from the edge of the box goes out for a goal kick.
Rose crosses from the left byline but it is over hit. Walker retrieves the ball and Eriksen wins a throw in ten yards out on the right.
Gnabry tees-up Ozil for an effort eight yards out on the left but Lloris makes a great save to his left to push the ball out for a corner on the right.
Rose takes the free-kick short to Chadli to shoot but his effort from the edge of the box is charged down and the Gunners clear.
Eriksen takes the corner short but Chadli's cross is partially cleared before Eriksen's cross from the left is also cleared by Koscielny.
Spurs press and Rose crosses into the box from the left which Flamini has to put out for a corner on the left.
Walcott is being stretchered off - bad news for both the Gunners and England. However he can't be that bad as he is now smiling and giving a 2-0 sign with his hands as he is carried off.
Walcott concedes a corner on the left but goes down injured after clashing with Rose. He needs treatment on the pitch.
Arsenal try to release Walcott - who had been down injured from an earlier attack - down the right flank but he is flagged offside.
Walkerand Cazorla tussle for the ball on the edge of the box and there are appeals for handball against the Arsenal man but the ref waves play on.
Eriksen takes the corner and Dawson tries to flick on at the near post but it goes out for a goal kick.
Walcott shoots wide from the edge of the box in the centre after Chiriches had been caught with the ball.
Cazorla spots Lloris off his line and tries to lob the Spurs keeper from the halfway line but his effort goes well wide.
Spurs break forward and Walker tries to run into the right side of the box but he is shoulder barged down by Monreal but the ref points for a goal kick. That evens it up for Monreal!
Dembele creates a yard of space for himself and tries an effort from 22 yards in the centre but Fabianski saves low to his left.
Wilshere releases Monreal into the left side of the box who goes down under a shoulder barge off Walker but the ref points for a goal kick.
GOAL - ROSICKY!!!! Eriksen puts the corner into the box but Mertesacker heads away. Spurs feed the ball to Rose on the halfway line but Rosicky dis-possesses him before running into the Spurs box and chipping the on-rushing Lloris.
Adebayor crosses across the face of goal from the right byline but Monreal puts it out for a corner on the right.
Arsenal come again and Gnabry passes to Walcott to the right of the box. He goes around Lloris but then shoots into the side-netting from a tight angle.
Soldado loses the ball and Arsenal come again but Carzola's pass into the left corner is over hit and runs out for a goal kick.
Arsenal take the throw in and Monreal tries to cut the ball back from the left byline towards Wilshere but Walker intercepts and clears.
Wilshere crosses into the box from 15 yards on the left and Chiriches has to put it out for a throw in 20 yards out on the left.
Lennon crosses from 20 yards out on the right touchline to Adebayor in the box. with his back to goal, he tries to turn and shoot but he slips and scuffs his shot from ten yards in the centre to Fabianski, to jeers from the Arsenal faithfull!
Gnabry is tackled by Dembele 35 yards out. Spurs break forward and feed the ball to Soldado to the right of goal but he puts his low effort well wide of the far post.
Rosicky floats the ball to Sagna to the right of the box and he heads back across goal but Eriksen puts it out for a corner on the right.
Spurs take the free-kick and keep good possession before Koscielny tackles Bentaleb on the edge of the box and clears.
Monreal takes the throw in but spurs clear and Adebayor wins a free-kick just inside the Spurs half.
Cazorla tries to release Monreal into the left side of the box but Dawson tracks over and puts the ball out for an Arsenal throw in 15 yards out on the left.
Erikson puts the corner into the box and wins another off Monreal. He takes the second corner but Soldado volleys well over from 15 yards on the far side.
Adebayor creates a yard of space for himself in the right side of the box and Monreal tracks back and concedes a corner on the right.
Rifat says: ""Really disappointed with Spurs because they played brilliantly against Utd with the same team and against a weak Arsenal team they are losing. I hope in the sec half it changes because it will be embarrassing to lose with this team against a weak and inexperienced Arsenal team...I'll go for 2-1 to Spurs" "
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HALF TIME. Arsenal go in a goal to the good after Cazorla's great strike. Stay with us for the second period!
Spurs come again and Walker tees up Soldado for a shot but his low effort from 15 yards on the right is wide of Fabianski's far post.
Spurs take the throw in and break quickly upfield. Lennon crosses into the box from 12 yards on the right but Sagna heads away in the centre.
Carzola takes the free-kick but Sagna misses the ball at close range at the far post. Walcott tries to keep the ball in play but it runs out for a Spurs throw in on the far side.
Arsenal come again and Wilshere wins a throw in 15 yards out on the right. Sagna takes and Wilshire is now fouled by Soldado for a free-kick 22 yards out on the right. It looks like he's being targeted by Spurs!
Replays show Wilshere and Dembele tussled for the ball earlier and they put their heads together but the ref missed it.
Carzola takes the corner but Rose partially heads away at the near post before Walcott volleys over from 15 yards.
Rosicky dis-possesses Adebayor before running at the Spurs box. He tries to release Walcott into the right side of the box but Rose intercepts and clears.
Spurs break forward, feeding the ball to Walker on the right but his cross into the box is poor and Koscielny clears for a Spurs throw in 35 yards out on the right.
Walker crosses from 25 yards out on the right but Vermaelen clears before he is caught by Eriksen for an Arsenal free-kick outside their box.
GOAL - CAZORLA!!!! Cazorla opens the scoring with a great effort from 12 yards on the left after being teed up by Gnabry, sending Lloris the wrong way!!
Arsenal take the free-kick and Wilshere wins another on the halfway line off Dembele. They take again and Walcott wins a throw in 25 yards out on the right.
Spurs continue to press but Adebayor, who is booed every time he is on the ball, fouls Rosicky for an Arsenal free-kick midway in their own half.
Spurs come again and Adebayor tries to run into the box in the centre but Koscielny stands firm, tackles and clears.
Sagna loses the ball and Eriksen presses forward. His pass towards Adebayor running into the box is blocked.
Cazorla takes the corner on the right and wins another. He takes again and the ball comes back to him. He crosses back into the box but the ball is too close to Lloris who catches.
Cazorla releases Walcott into the right side of the box. He tries an effort from 16 yards, trying to nutmeg Lloris but the keeper saves for a corner on the right.
Walcott tries to latch onto a loose back-pass but Lloris comes out of his area to collect the ball and clear.
Soldado tries to get around Vermaelen into the right side of the box but the defender tackles. Arsenal break forward and Cazorla tries an effort from 22 yards in the centre but his shot is wide of Lloris' left post.
Dembele is fouled by Vermaelen for a Spurs free-kick 22 yards out to the right of goal. Vermaelen is booked.
Cazoerla puts the free-kick into the box but Dembele heads away. Spurs break forward and Lennon tries to get into the left side of the box but Arteta tracks back, tackles and clears.
Arsenal take the corner and Gnabry tries a left-footed effort to the right of goal on the edge of the box but his shot goes just over.
Arsenal come again and feed the ball to Walcott who's effort from the edge of the box in the centre is deflected out for a corner on the left.
Sagna takes the throw in and Arsenal feed the ball to Cazorla on the left but his cross from the left is cleared.
Arsenal take the corner but Dembele heads away at the near post before Sagna wins a throw in 20 yards out on the right.
Eriksen wins a throw in 15 yards out on the right. Walker takes but Arsenal win the ball, break forward and Walcott tries a low effort from 28 yards in the centre which Lloris has to push out for a corner on the left.
Peter in Munich says: "Have booked my seat in the Allianz arena for Arsenal's match against Bayern Munich (CL) - meanwhile, let's brush Tottenham aside tonight, give them a game of 'real' football...one thing for sure, we won't be lobbing balls into the box like Manchester United did - ineffective!...COYG!!"
Eriksen takes the throw in, gets the ball back before crossing into the box but it is too close to Fabianski who catches the ball.
Spurs take the free-kick and press forward before setting Eriksen through on a one-on-one with Fabianski to the left side of the box. Eriksen shoots from 12 yards but the keeper saves for a Spurs corner on the left.
Rosicky tries to release Walcott into the box with an up-and-under throughball but Lloris is quickly off his line to gather.
Lennon tries to get to the right byline to cross but Monreal shepherds the ball out for a goal kick.
Arsenal take the free-kick and push forwards and win a throw in 20 yards on the right. They take and Gnabry gets to the byline before crossing to Walcott at the near post but his cross across the face of goal misses everyone and Spurs clear.
Wilshere is dis-possesed by Bentaleb before Adebayor runs at the Arsenal box and wins a throw in 20 yards out on the left off Koscielny.
Eriksen takes the corner and Dembele's shot from outside the box is partially blocked before Soldado's effort from ten yards on the left is collected by Fabianski.
Fabianski makes a poor clearance for a Spurs throw in 25 yards out on the right. They take and Walker wins a corner on the right.
Harry from Sydney says: "Massive Spurs fan, been waiting for this game since it was drawn. We've won our last 5 away games and without Ozil I think Arsenal are there for the taking. Close game but I'll go for 2-1 Spurs with Eriksen and Adebayor scoring early on." Cheers Harry, it must be late out there now!
Paul in Lincoln says: "Not bothered by how many we win by, just as long as the Gunners take the honours against the long standing rivals; hope it's not a feisty game for Clatty to manage..." Yes let's hope there's no sending-offs to spoil the spectacle!
'AA' says: ""Any game against Spurs is a big one. If we fail to win the league the FA is still available for us to win to end our trophy drought. Arsene Wenger has not started a weak team he may of left influential men like Ozil and Mertesacker on the in the bench but the squad is completely capable of beating Tottenham. Gnabry has not started in a while and I would like to see him make the most of the opportunity. I think Szczesny has not been appreciated enough. The stats show how great he has been and how much he has improved but it is not all about stats he has made some world class save's plus he is still very young for a goalkeeper. However Fabianski is capable of starting. I have not seen much of Viviano this season can't remember seeing him starting expect a U21 match for us. Looking at the Spurs team, no way good enough to beat arsenal despite spending 100m+in the summer. The key man for arsenal for me is Walcott, i'm going to go for a 3-1 win with Walcott getting a brace. P.S. Adebayor your goal scoring form is just a one-off."
MORE VIEWS - David says: "Watching this one from Israel. Both teams with lots of injuries of key players. Big of a risk to play bentaleb in such a big fixture even if he has potential for the future. Both teams feeling confident. Tottenham to sneak it 2-1 or 3-1. Soldado to come good with a brace." Ryan Isaacs says: "And I think spurs will dominate and will win 3-0 a hat trick from adebayor and us safely through to the next round." Daniel says: "I feel that Arsene has put out quite a week team, giving the form that Spurs are in at the moment I could see this sway their way. 2-1 Spurs Soldado and Adebayor to score and Arteta pen." Cheers guys, enjoy the game!
Teams - Tottenham also field a strong side, with just one change from the win at Manchester United as 19-year-old midfielder Nabil Bentaleb makes his first start and former Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor leads the attack.
Teams - Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has been handed a rare start in Arsenal's side. Theo Walcott leads the attack in place of lead frontman Olivier Giroud, while captain Thomas Vermaelen returns to the defence and there is also a start for German youngster Serge Gnarby. Italian Emiliano Viviano is on the bench as number one Wojciech Szczesny is rested completely while record-signing Mesut Ozil, fit after a shoulder problem, is also among the Arsenal substitutes.
MY VIEW - I also think there will be goals and it will be tight, so I'm going for a 3-2 win to the Gunners, with Walcott to score first, which pays a handsome 100/1 with Sky Bet! What are your views / predictions for today's game? Send them to email@example.com and I will post up the best.
FIRST VIEW - Chris Green from Huddersfield has been in touch to say: "Tim Sherwood couldn't have got off to a more positive start in his first managerial job, but I don't think Tottenham will claim victory against their north London counterparts, as Spurs never seem to get much joy at the Emirates nowadays. Prediction: Arsenal 4-2 Spurs." Cheers Chris, we should be in for a good game with all those goals, let's hope it's a cracker!!
Teams - Arsenal: Fabianski, Sagna, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Monreal, Arteta, Wilshere, Rosicky, Cazorla, Gnabry, Walcott. Subs: Viviano, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Flamini, Ozil, Podolski, Ju-Young Park.
Teams - Spurs: Lloris, Walker, Chiriches, Dawson, Rose, Lennon, Bentaleb, Dembele, Eriksen, Adebayor, Soldado. Subs: Friedel, Fredericks, Fryers, Capoue, Chadli, Kane, Obika.