Hammers At Highbury

WEST Ham United face a mouthwatering FA Cup Fifth Round tie at Arsenal if they can beat Sheffield United in the Fourth Round replay at Bramall Lane on Sunday 13th February.

Manager Alan Pardew was delighted to be drawn at Highbury in the next round, but admitted his players must stay focused on the replay before their thoughts can turn to the reigning Premiership Champions.

"We face a massive battle in the Fourth Round replay at Bramall Lane," insisted Pards, "and the prospect of facing Arsenal in the next round will certainly add some spice to the match.

"It's always a difficult situation when the draw for the next round is made before the replays are completed, but drawing Arsenal away will be a huge motivation for both teams.

"It would be a great occasion for the Club to go to Highbury in the next round, and we'll be doing everything we can at Bramall Lane to make it happen."