Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers - JG Preview

Thomas Vermaelen

Arsenal welcome Blackburn Rovers to the Emirates in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Saturday afternoon.

You can find out more about our opponents below.


Blackburn Rovers Full name: Blackburn Rovers FC
Manager: Michael Appleton
Club colours: Blue and white halved shirts, white shorts, white socks


Three facts about Blackburn:

  • Rovers are one of only five teams to have ever won the Premier League
  • Swedish identical twins Marcus and Martin Olsson play for the club
  • A Blackburn fan let a chicken onto the pitch at a home game last season


Jordan Rhodes Blackburn RoversSTAR MAN
Jordan Rhodes
The Scottish international has been in prolific form for Blackburn this season, already passing the 20-goal mark. Rhodes moved to Ewood Park after excelling at Huddersfield Town, where he scored 36 league goals to help the Terriers to promotion. Clinical in front of goal, Arsenal's defenders will have to keep a close eye on the 23-year-old come Saturday afternoon.