The final whistle goes and Arsenal have cruised into the FA Cup quarter-finals! They will face Manchester United at Old Trafford in the next round.
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Arsenal - Leyton Orient
The Emirates FA Cup - 2 March 2011
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Nasri has the ball inside the Orient area and he can't be shaken off it. He blazes a shot over thee bar!
Orient have two corners, in fact, but can't make a chance from either. Four minutes of added time will be played. All those goals and substitutions.
Cox surges forward, drops the shoulder and gets past Squillaci and strikes... deflected over the bar! so nearly a goal for Orient to take home with them! They do have a corner though.
Almunia claims antoehr Daniels free-kick and sets Eboue away on the counter. Play is switched to Nasri, who gets his cross in from the byline, but again no one was busting a gut to get on the end of it.
Dawson takes Squillaci's header on the run but the Orient skipper is sent to the corner flag where he loses out. The visiting fans appreciate his drive, even at this stage.
The pace of the game has almost ground to a halt no as Orient drop deeper and deeper into their own half and Arsenal stroke the ball around virtually amongst themselves.
One thing is for certain, Arsenal won't find it this easy in the next round. They go to Old Trafford for the quarter-final. Orient's next match is a home clash with Notts County.
Wilshere fancies getting on the scoresheet too as he dribbles towards the edge of the box, only for Forbes to track him and muscle him off the ball.
Another yellow card shown, this time to Cox but his clumsy lunge on Clichy.
Orient substitution: Paul-Jose M'Poku replaces Revell.
Clichy picks up a soft booking for a foul on Daniels.
Clichy's cross yields a corner off Whing.
Gael Clichy's first goal since November 2008 has sent this result firmly into rout territory. You have to feel sorry for Orient.
GOAL!! Eboue's low cross is cleverly dummied by Chamakh, missed by Wilshere and rifled back across the keeper and into the net by Clichy!
Nasri drives through the middle and gets his shot away from the edge of the box... Blocked by Forbes! Great to see such desire from the substitute.
Nasri gets to the byline and pulls the ball back for Chamakh. Whing gets in ahead of him to concede the corner.
Arsenal showboating now as Chamakh skilfully drags and turns on the edge of the D before finding Henderson out wide. The debutant sends in a decent cross, but none of his team-mates felt the urgency to follow it up.
Nasri takes little time in getting intot he swing of things, lifting a classy ball out wide for Eboue which the Ivorian just can't keep in play.
Diaby leaves the field with his 100% pass completion rate intact.
Arsenal substitutions: Jack Wilshere and Gael Clichy replace Bendtner and Diaby.
Oreint substitutions: Jonathan Tehoue and Matthew Spring replace Crowe and McGleish.
Dawson is caught offside again. Orient prepare to make a double switch.
Arsenal substitution: Samir Nasri replaced Rosicky just before the penalty was taken.
GOAL!! Bendtner fires past Jones for his hat-trick! That's the first hat-trick scored in the FA Cup by an Arsenal player since Ian Wright hit three against Yeovil in 1993.
PENALTY!! Kieran Gibbs weaves his way intop the box and Alex Revell brings him down! Stonewall penalty! bendtner will take it for his hat-trick...
The official attendance tonight at the Emirates is just over 59,000, apparently. Plenty of people must have come dressed as red seats then. This crowd does not look just a touch under capactiy.
The Czech took a knock to the head. He looks a bit woozy.
Rosicky is down being treated for an injury. Think he took a knock as he was fouled.
Worth mentioning that Henderson has looked very comfortable and aasured on his debut. The midfielder certainly has the touch and technique you'd expect from an Arsenal player.
Cox's low ball is bound for Revell but again it is put behind for a corner. Taken quickly again and it causes mischief inside the Arsenal area, but Orient can't get a clean shot away. As close to a chance as Orient have had for a while.
The 9,000 Orient fans inside the Emirates tonight are briefly lifted and make their voices heard. Dawson is set free near the byline but his touch is heavy and the ball runs out of play.
Cox plays it back to Daniels, and the cross is glanced well over by McGleish's header.
Daniels pings in a decent low cross and Miquel puts it behind for a corner.
Rosicky's strike from the edge of the box is blocked at point-blank range.
Rosicky's give-and-go with Chamakh almost gets him free inside the box, but Orient survive this time.
Wonderful play from Arsenal! Diaby plays the one-two with Chamakh and glides his way into the box but fires his low drive wide of the far post!
Daniels gets down the left for Orient but Miquel heads clear before the ball can find a team-mate.
Diaby gambols forward to the edge of the Orient box, but then dithers for far too long and loses the ball.
No changes from either side at the break. Abou Diaby completed all 47 of his passes in the first half.
The second half is underway!
The half-time whistle goes, and Orient will be grateful for the break.
Cox is played through and he heads for goal. He has red shirts around him but still slips the ball through to Revell. The striker is taken away from goal by Almunia but chips the ball into the box, only for it to be headed clear. Cox is then booked for a pretty nasty foul.
Eboue digs out a cross from the right and Whing hooks it away from danger.
The fourth official signals two minutes to be added on at the end of the first half.
Bendtner's seventh goal of the season will be the perfect boost for him ahead of next week's trip to Barcelona.
GOAL!! Bendtner gets his second and Arsenal's third! The Dane works enough space past Whing on the edge of the box to fire in a clinical low finish right into the far corner! Arsenal out of sight now.
Orient fail to make the most of a free-kick in the Arsenal half, and the Gunners resume their hogging of the possession.
by the way, Orient fans, some League One news that may be of interest: Danny Wilson resigned as Swindon manager earlier this evening.
A teasing, in-swinging delivery from Henderson, but it goes all the way through to Jones.
Bendtner is brought down, and Arsenal have a free-kick. Debutant Henderson will deliver into the area.
Bendtner causes a bit of havoc in the Orient box, but they scramble it clear.
Arsenal calling the shots here. Orient have not had a touch for about a minute.
Dean Cox swings in a cross from deep on the left and again Almunia comes off his line to pluck it out of the air.
McGleish is caught offside again. Miquel and Squillaci have got things locked down at cenre-back, taking total control.
The last time Orient played away to Arsenal, in 1978, it ended 3-0 to the Gunners. We could be on for a repeat of that here.
Bendtner's first goal in nine appearances means it really would be an FA Cup upset for the ages if Orient can come back from this now.
GOAL!! Arsenal remain in the final third and Gibbs floats in a casual cross that Bendtner leaps to outjump his marker and sent a dipping header back past Jones!
Bendtner is really hugging the right touchline. The Dane plays a one-two with Eboue who then cuts inside and looks to get his shot away, but can't work the half a yard he needs.
Dawson puts in a tackle on Chamakh and tries to lead a charge forward. Orient keeping possession but barely leaving their own half.
As we pass the midway point in the first half, Orient are again giving a good account of themselves, but are having little joy in finding their front two. You get the feeling another Arsenal goal is inevitable at some point.
Conor Henderson keeps the move alive for Arsenal, and the ball works through to Denilson who will line up a shot... Struck right at Jones.
Bendtner hits a low cross into the box, again fromt he right, and Rosicky mistimes his first-time strike and misses the ball.
Nicklas Bendtner comes very deep to help halt an Orient move forward and picks out Abou Diaby. The midfielder charges forward and evades two tackles, but he loses his momentum and the Arsenal attack stalls somewhat.
Jason Crowe's persistence rewards Orient with a corner. The set piece is floated in and Almunia can claim it, though not in the most assured manner.
Chorley is receiving the attentions of the physio on the field. Not sure if he picked up a knock after that challenge on Chamakh. He'll be fine to continue.
Rosicky comes forward through the middle. Claims of handball from Orient but play continues. The Czech has runners either side but goes for the strike from 20 yards out... High and wide.
Chamakh times his run well to try and meet a cross from the left, but Chorley reads it well and does enough to put the goal scorer off and win the goal kick.
Plenty of pressing from the home side when they don't have the ball too. Evidently they don't want to let Orient play.
The Gunners are keeping the ball for longer and longer spells every time they get possession. Orient fighting an uphill battle.
Denilson slips a through ball into the path of Rosicky, but it runs all the way to Jamie Jones in the Orient goal.
The free-kick sends Daniels away on the left and he fires a low cross to Revell at the near post... steered wide! Revell was too close to the byline to guide his shot on target from a tight angle.
Dean Cox tries to turn past Emmanuel Eboue in midfield and is tripped by the Arsenal man.
The corner is cleared well enough but Arsenal have the ball and will look to build again.
Gibbs surges down the left and his cross is blocked for a corner.
Orient have a corner. The set piece is punched by Almunia but it comes to Thomas Carroll to volley at the far post... Rebounds off a body in the crowded area and away!
Marouane Chamakh's first goal since November means Orient will have to come from behind again.
GOAL!! Marouane Chamakh scores for Arsenal! Conor Henderson's attempted through ball rebounds off a defender and into the path of Tomas Rosicky. The Czech motors down the right channel into the box and squares it for Chamakh, and the Moroccan's shot takes a nick off Terell Forbes's challenge and sneaks in at the far post!
More decent quick passing in midfield from Orient but they are hesitant in threading the ball through for McGleish and the offside flag goes up.
Nice reverse pass down the wing by Charlie Daniels, but the move is soon snuffed out. Decent start from the Os.
Abou Diaby rolls his marker on the edge of the box and strikes... The shot is blocked en route to goal by Ben Chorley. Arsenal retain the ball but Orient play themselves out of defence well.
Early nervous moment for Manuel ALmunia as Kieron Gibbs underhits a pass back to the goalkeeper! The stand-in captain stays calm on the edge of his box and plays it back to the young England left-back.
Orient skipper Stephen Dawson gambols through and tries to prod the ball to Scott McGleish, but Ignaci Miquel helps tidy up.
Orient kick off and we're underway at the Emirates!
You'll be hard-pressed to find a better banner at the Emirates all season than the one which reads "Orient. Kids. Wife. In That Order"! The players are walking out on to the pitch now. We'll be underway shortly...
Mind you, not only are Orient undefeated in their last 13 games, but they are unbeaten in their last nine FA Cup matches away from home. Who knows what could happen tonight?
HEAD-TO-HEAD: These two sides have met 11 in all competitions. Arsenal have won seven, including four of their five previous FA Cup meetings. The draw at Brisbane Road was Orient's best result against the Gunners since beat them 1-0 1915!
This may be a dream for the Os, but Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hopes his team can recover from their Carling Cup nightmare: "We have to live with the conclusions of people and keep our targets and goals. We are in a massive race in the championship, we have an opportunity to qualify in the FA Cup and we have won the first leg in the Champions League. We have much higher targets than the Carling Cup, even though we would have loved to have won it."
Orient chariman Barry Hearn is being typically bullish as he stands on the Emirates touchline admiring the stadium, but he is keeping his feet on the ground: "This is real David and Goliath stuff. We are realistic, but we are here. We have got absolutely no chance at all. but then, they said that at Brisbane Road too!" The sports impresario has already promised his players a trip to Las Vegas after they secured this replay which is set to net the club around £1m.
Tonight's referee is Lee Mason. The Bolton official is arguably the harshest disciplinarian in the Premier League, having dished out a whopping 73 bookings and three red cards in 16 Premier League matches so far this season.
Leyton Orient hero Jonathan Tehoue again only makes the bench. The French striker, who came on to grab a famous equaliser in the 1-1 draw at Brisbane Road last weekend, went home from training on Monday with a migraine, but has recovered. Captain Stephen Dawson was stretchered off 19 minutes into Saturday's 2-2 draw at Huddersfield with a knee injury, but he too has recovered and starts. Harry Kane is suspended after his weekend red card.
Arsenal hand a full debut to midfielder Conor Henderson tonight. The 19-year-old was on the bench for the 1-1 draw at Brisbane Road. Reserve team captain Ignasi Miquel retains his place from that match and partners Sebastien Squillaci at centre-back. Robin van Persie (knee), Cesc Fabregas (hamstring), Theo Walcott (ankle) Alex Song (knee) and Koscielny (hamstring) all miss out. Abou Diaby is back from suspension. Manuel Almunia replaces Szczesny and will captain the team tonight.
ARSENAL: Almunia; Eboue, Squillaci, Miquel, Gibbs; Diaby, Denilson, Rosicky, Henderson; Chamakh, Bendtner. Subs: Szczesny, Sagna, Nasri, Wilshere, Djourou, Clichy, Arshavin /// LEYTON ORIENT: Jones; Whing Chorley Forbes Daniels; Revell Dawson Crowe Carroll; Cox, McGleish. Subs: Omozusi, Chambers, Butcher, Spring, Tehoue, Cestor, M'poku.
The Gunner's hopes of an unprecedented quadruple were dashed at Wembley on Sunday when they lost 2-1 to Birmingham City in Sunday's Carling Cup final. Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny and defender Laurent Koscielny's combined calamity cost them the match in the 89th minute, and that pair are among several first-teamers who are rested against tonight's League One opponents. Full team news to follow.
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