Arsenal vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 2014 FA Cup: Preview and TV schedule

Clive Mason

It's not great timing for a derby, but try to have fun with it.

Everyone had a different reaction to Arsenal coming up during the FA Cup draw. While many fans instantly thought 'bring it on', others were less than thrilled with the timing of the North London Derby -- right at the end of a very busy holiday period -- or were not thrilled with being robbed of an opportunity to play all of the kids. But Arsenal are the opponent in front of Tottenham Hotspur, and they're who they'll have to go through if they want to lift the FA Cup.

On the last two occasions that Tottenham have lifted the trophy, they've needed to go through Arsenal to get there. So while this might not be an ideal draw, it could be a sign of glory to come later if Spurs can pull out a victory at Emirates Stadium. If you believe in that sort of thing.

Tottenham's injury list is a long one. All of Sandro, Younes Kaboul, Jan Vertonghen, Paulinho, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Kyle Naughton and Erik Lamela will be missing out. This leaves Spurs thin in multiple positions, but they have enough squad depth that they're not down to bare bones. And considering the recent promotion of Nabil Bentaleb and Milos Vejkovic to the first team, Tim Sherwood actually has some selection dilemmas left.

The Gunners are going to be without Nicklas Bendtner, which is a bigger blow than it sounds, as he's been decent this season. Olivier Giroud is probably out too, so expect to see one of Theo Walcott or Lukas Podolski up top. Mesut Özil will face a late fitness test, while Kieran Gibbs and Aaron Ramsey are out.

Match Date/Time: Saturday, 5:15 p.m. local, 12:15 p.m. ET

Venue: Emirates Stadium, London, England

TV: FOX (U.S. - English), FOX Deportes (U.S. - Spanish), ITV (U.K.), Sportsnet World (Canada)

Online: FOX Soccer 2Go (U.S.)

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Cartilage Free Captain

You must be a member of Cartilage Free Captain to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cartilage Free Captain. You should read them.

Join Cartilage Free Captain

You must be a member of Cartilage Free Captain to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cartilage Free Captain. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker