Arsenal will have the backing of a full complement of 4,200 travelling fans for their FA Cup fifth-round tie at Sunderland on Saturday.

Away supporters have taken up the Club's £5 return travel offer and there will be 18 coaches making the trip to the Stadium of Light.

Thousands more will be making the trip independently, defying the fact there is no public transport available for the journey back to London after the game.

Arsenal Ticketing and Services Director Ivan Worsell said: "Once again we have had a tremendous response from our travelling fans and are delighted we will have a full contingent of away support for the game."

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