#FACup: Arsenal dumped out by Watford as pressure grows on Arsene Wenger

A potentially defining seven days in Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal reign started with FA Cup defeat as Watford knocked out the holders in their quarter-final clash at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Two second-half goals from Odion Ighalo and Adlene Guedioura put the Hornets on course for a Wembley semi-final. Danny Welbeck’s late goal gave hope to the hosts but he followed it up with an incredible miss which sealed a 2-1 defeat and spelt the end of a 37-month unbeaten run in the competition.

Arsenal must now overturn a 2-0 first-leg deficit when they travel to face Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday and could be as many as 11 points off top spot in the Barclays Premier League before turning out at Everton next weekend.

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