Pompey midfielder relishing Arsenal date

ADAM MAY is dreaming of Arsenal after Sutton United were handed a plum FA Cup tie.

Monday, 30th January 2017, 7:58 pm
Updated Monday, 30th January 2017, 8:08 pm
Adam May, right, helped Sutton beat Leeds in round four

The Gunners will be the visitors to Gander Green Lane as Paul Doswell’s non-leaguers attempt to produce another cup upset.

May lined-up in the Sutton side who inflicted a shock defeat on Leeds United on Sunday.

That 1-0 triumph took them through to the FA Cup’s fifth round for the first time in the club’s history.

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Now they will entertain Arsenal with ties played from February 17 to February 20.

And Pompey loanee May is relishing the opportunity to face the Premier League giants.

The 18-year-old told The News: ‘You can say I was a bit excited at the draw.

‘When I saw we were at home and noticed Huddersfield and Millwall were left I was thinking “No”.

‘Then they pulled out Arsenal!

‘I was sat at home with my mum and dad watching the draw – and my dad was just as excited as me at getting Arsenal.

‘Other than not being away, it couldn’t have gone much better, really. Arsenal at home – you cannot ask for much more.

‘What a club Arsenal are with some of the players in their squad. Knowing you could be up against Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, it’s a good feeling at the moment.

‘Let’s just hope they play their strongest team, they had a really good side out in the last round against Southampton. I seem to recall Theo Walcott got a hat-trick, while Sanchez came on and set one of them up.

‘I forgot to get a shirt after the Leeds game, but I’ll definitely be getting one against Arsenal.

‘It’s great to think Ozil could play, especially as he is also a midfielder. Let’s just hope I get a start!’