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Gibbs - We must be sharp and composed

Kieran Gibbs believes Arsenal must match Everton's high-pressing style of play if they are to reach the FA Cup semi-finals.

Roberto Martinez's side were impressive in a 1-1 draw at Emirates Stadium back in December and remain in the hunt for a place in Europe next season.

The Toffees haven't won at Arsenal in their last 19 attempts but Gibbs insists the Gunners are in for tough game on Saturday.

"We're one game away from Wembley, that's exciting and of course the team is well up for it"

Kieran Gibbs

"I don't think you have to look back at the game in December just to know that," Gibbs told Arsenal Player. "I think you can look at their seasons in general in the last couple of years [to see] that they are a team to be taken seriously and they've got a lot of quality.

"It will be an exciting tie, we've played a lot of big teams already so it will be good clash.

"They press high and a few teams have done that this season. We have to be as sharp as them on that front and make sure we're composed on the ball.

"They have good counter-attacking [players]. I think they have firepower up front with [Romelu] Lukaku and I think they're just a well-balanced team. They've got a lot of experience as well with a good mixture. A combination of those things has led them to have a good season."

Some feel the FA Cup is Arsenal's best chance of a trophy this season but Gibbs reckons the team are still capable of competing for more.

"We're still strong in other competitions," he said. "We want to do well in all of those so we're going to go for all of them. As long as we're still in every competition we'll try our best to deliver.

"We're one game away from Wembley, that's exciting and of course the team is well up for it."

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