LONDON: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insisted his team’s season was not finished despite being knocked out of the FA Cup 1-0 at home by Blackburn of the Championship [second division].
Arsenal have not lost at home in the FA Cup since February 1997 ending a run of 34 unbeaten home games.
The Gunners have not won anything since the 2005 FA Cup and only have the Champions League left this season as they face Bayern Munich on Tuesday.
Wenger said: “It is very painful to lose a game like that. What is important is to focus on the next one. The season is not over..”
Colin Kazim-Richards scored what proved the winner in the 72nd minute, five minutes after Tomas Rosicky had hit the bar.
Matt Smith rescued a 2-2 draw for Oldham against Everton at Boundary Park to earn a replay.
The 6ft 6in striker substitute, who scored twice in the previous round to see off Liverpool, struck again with a towering header deep in stoppage time.
Jordan Obita gave the League One strugglers the lead but the Premier League side struck back with goals from Victor Anichebe and Phil Jagielka before Smith’s late intervention.
Millwall march on
James Henry, Rob Hulse and Dany N’Guessan were all on target as Millwall reached the FA Cup quarter-finals after a comfortable 3-0 win at non-league Luton.
Henry gave the Lions the lead in the 12th minute when he made the most of poor Luton defending to run through on goal and round keeper Mark Tyler before slotting into an empty net.
That lead was doubled nine minutes before the break when Hulse acrobatically shinned a volley over Tyler from a tight angle after good work by Henry down the right.
N’Guessan sealed Millwall’s passage into the last eight late on when he swept home after Tyler had saved an effort from John Marquis.
Barnsley made it a hat-trick of Championship teams in the quarter-finals with a 3-1 victory at League One MK Dons.
Chris Dagnall opened the scoring for the visitors after just three minutes before Marlon Harewood doubled the lead in the 20th minute.
MK Dons fought back in the second half with a goal from Dean Bowditch but Dagnall’s second in stoppage time wrapped it up.
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