- Arsenal and Blackburn Rovers' first ever meeting came in the FA Cup. Arsenal were 2-0 winners in the First Round in 1901.
- Before this season Arsenal and Blackburn last met in the FA Cup in the Semi Final two seasons ago. Arsenal won that game at the Millennium Stadium 3-0 with goals from Robert Pires and a brace from Robin van Persie
- Arsenal have never lost a home game to Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup. Arsenal have won on each of the three previous occasions.
- Arsenal have won the FA Cup 10 times to Blackburn Rovers' six. Rovers last FA Cup win came way back in 1928 when they defeated Arsenal in the Semi Final.
- Blackburn will be the third top-flight team that Arsenal have drawn in this season's competition. In fact, all our opponents from this FA Cup campaign are currently in the top 10 in the Premiership. Liverpool, Bolton Wanderers and now Blackburn Rovers.
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