MX23RW : Thursday, April 15 11:17:38| >> :120:7174:7174:

Gus Poyet wary of Arsenal quality

Poyet wary of Arsenal quality
© PA Photos
Brighton boss Gus Poyet admits that his side will need to be at their very best and have luck on their side if they are going to knock Arsenal out of the FA Cup tomorrow.

Brighton & Hove Albion boss Gus Poyet has admitted that his side will need luck on their side if they are to beat Arsenal in their FA Cup fourth-round tie tomorrow.

Poyet sent first-team coach Charlie Oatway to the Emirates Stadium to scout the Gunners' midweek match against West Ham United, which ended up as a 5-1 rout in favour of the hosts.

The Uruguayan admits that the odds are against them in their match, but reminded his side that anything can happen in football.

"Charlie went, and he's quite scared," said Poyet. "Apparently they were unbelievable but I'm not surprised. I know the quality they have got and if they have a good day it will be practically impossible. So we need to make sure we do something special ourselves.

"We need luck and we need to be at our very best in every department. We need to put in the best tactical performance. We lost heavily to West Ham last year, and West Ham lost heavily on Wednesday so if you put one plus one it's easy to see the result. But it's a football game, things happen, there can be accidents, a sending-off, a decision from the referee. You need to wait for that."

Brighton currently sit seventh in the Championship table, four points off a playoff place.

ID:65938: cacheID:65938:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:2555:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Amex Stadium
Read Next:
Preview: Brighton vs. Arsenal
>

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City32235467234474
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd31189461342763
3Leicester CityLeicester31175955371856
4West Ham UnitedWest Ham31167851391255
5Chelsea31159750311954
6Liverpool31157953371652
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs311471052351749
8Everton30146104138348
9Arsenal31136124335845
10Leeds UnitedLeeds31143144949045
11Aston Villa301351243331044
12Wolverhampton WanderersWolves31108133141-1038
13Crystal Palace31108133352-1938
14Southampton31106153956-1736
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton31712123338-533
16Burnley3189142542-1733
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3188153251-1932
18Fulham32511162442-1826
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom3159172859-3124
20Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd3142251755-3814

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!