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Arsenal and Orient go toe to toe once more

2nd March 2011 - Berko Tau

In one of the most anticipated football games this year, Arsenal will look to restore dignity and pride against League One's Leyton Orient in tonight's FA Cup fifth-round replay at the Emirates Stadium.

The O's, who are the lowest-ranked team left in the competition, managed to earn a ticket to their London neighbours' ground after securing a 1-1 draw at home in the dying minutes following an inspirational 89th minute strike from Jonathan Tehoue.

A whopping 53 places below Arsenal, a win could bring brilliant fortunes and fame for Orient, who would go on to play Manchester United at Old Trafford in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Arsenal football manager Arsene Wenger will field much-maligned keeper Manuel Almunia and put the out-of-form Wojciech Szczesny on the bench. Injury-wise, it's the same old story for Arsenal: Robin van Persie, Cesc Fabregas, Theo Walcott, Laurent Koscielny and Alex Song are all out.

Hero Tehoue has just recovered from a migraine to play, though Harry Kane is suspended while Steve Dawson, Matthew Spring and Jimmy Smith are all doubtful due to injury.

Arsenal come off the back of Sunday's 2-1 defeat in the Carling Cup final to Birmingham City, while Orient look to carry momentum after a 2-2 draw away at Huddersfield on Saturday.

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