The fifth round of the FA Cup kicks off on Monday evening, as Arsenal travel to Portsmouth. The League One outfit have had an almighty downfall ever since they won the trophy in 2008 under Harry Redknapp, failing to get past the fourth round in each season and rocketed to the third tier at the same time.
This campaign is the furthest Pompey have found themselves since the '08 triumph and are now priced at 6/1 with Sky Bet to get past Arsenal in 90 minutes on Monday and 7/2 to qualify for the quarter-finals. Portsmouth are in very good form since the turn of 2020, losing just twice in 16 matches across the board which has put them into the EFL Trophy final and only five points off League One leaders, Coventry City.
The Gunners, on the other hand, have failed to improve on their disastrous period, post-Unai Emery. Arsenal were recently knocked out of the Europa League at the hands of Olympiacos meaning the FA Cup is their last chance at a medal this year - Arsenal are 2/5 to get past Portsmouth in 90 minutes and 1/6 to qualify and a tempting 11/1 to lift the trophy.