Portsmouth announce date for FA Cup tie against Arsenal at Fratton Park

Pompey have announced the date of their FA Cup fifth-round tie against Arsenal.

Thursday, 6th February 2020, 1:59 pm
Updated Thursday, 6th February 2020, 2:24 pm

The Blues’ highly-anticipated clash against the Premier League heavyweights will take place on Monday, March 2 at Fratton Park (7.45pm kick-off).

The game will be broadcast live on BT Sport, meaning Kenny Jackett's side will receive a windfall. It’ll add to the £730,000 from prize money and television revenue they've accrued from the competition this season.

Pompey have reached the fifth stage of the Cup for the first time since being defeated in the final by Chelsea in 2010.

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So far, the Blues have knocked out Harrogate Town, Altrincham, Fleetwood and Barnsley to set up an encounter with Mikael Arteta’s men.

John Marquis celebrates scoring during Pompey's FA Cup fourth-round win over Barnsley. Picture: Joe Pepler