Monday 24 Dec
Updated Tuesday 25 Dec 08:17
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Arnautovic: Hammers have the ability to win the FA Cup

 

Marko Arnautovic says West Ham United have the talent and ability in the squad to lift the FA Cup for the first time since 1980. 

The Irons are three-time winners of the prestigious tournament and welcome Birmingham City to London Stadium in the third round on Saturday 5 January 2019. 

Tickets for the match against the Blues are now available on general sale from just £10 for Adults and £1 for U16s! 

Arnautovic knows the quality the Championship opponents possess but also feels that the Irons have the players to go all the way in the competition. 

“Yeah, we can win the FA Cup!” Arnautovic told whufc.com. “We want to go as far as we can in the FA Cup. It’s a big cup and, of course, we want to try to win it. 

“We expect to go through in the third round and we will constantly try to give everything. It’s not easy to win games, especially not in the cup. All of the teams are in there and it’s going to be very hard. 

“Even against Birmingham, they are doing quite well in the Championship, and it’s never an easy game. Always, crazy things happen, but we will see!” 

Although the Irons have the matter of playing Southampton, Burnley and Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League before their FA Cup campaign begins, the 2017/18 Hammer of the Year is excited to get started in the competition. 

“We have a load of games to come before the FA Cup match, that we have to win, and I’m looking forward to those matches. 

“The FA Cup is a big competition though, and I’m looking forward to playing in it again."