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Arsenal seal 200th Emirates win in 300th game at stadium

It was plain sailing for Arsenal in the FA Cup versus Lincoln City and the Gunners also celebrated a landmark Emirates Stadium victory.

News 12 Mar 2017, 01:51 IST
Olivier Giroud
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud celebrates an FA Cup goal

Arsenal's 5-0 thumping of Lincoln City in Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final saw the Gunners rack up a landmark 200th win at the Emirates in the club's 300th competitive match at the stadium.

Supporters protested against manager Arsene Wenger's leadership by marching with 'Wexit' banners ahead of kick-off and Arsenal did not take the lead until first-half injury time when Theo Walcott broke the non-league side's resistance.

The second half proved more like the one-sided affair that was expected, though, with Olivier Giroud extending the lead before a Luke Waterfall own goal and further strikes from Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey booked a semi-final trip to Wembley, while also helping Arsenal secure a benchmark home triumph.

Arsenal moved into the Emirates Stadium, which has a capacity of just over 60,000, ahead of the 2006-07 Premier League season after leaving Highbury.

Their first league match at the new stadium ended in a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa, Brazilian midfielder Gilberto Silva scoring late to salvage a point.

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