Arsenal has announced that the forthcoming FA Cup fifth-round tie against Liverpool will be classified as a B category fixture.

This match would normally be designated as an A category game. However, after the FA Cup draw was made on Sunday, the Club considered a wide range of factors, including our cup draws to date and our forthcoming fixture schedule, and has decided to make it a B category match.

The FA Cup fifth-round tie will be played at Emirates Stadium on the weekend of February 14/15/16/17 (date to be announced soon by the FA).

Gold members (season-ticket holders) will be able to use the seventh (out of seven) cup tie credits included in the season ticket for this match.

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