Arsenal’s hopes of winning a third consecutive FA Cup vanished on Sunday as they were beaten 2-1 by Watford at the Emirates Stadium
Despite Danny Welbeck’s late goal to halve the deficit, Arsenal were well beaten by the away side as strikes from Odion Ighalo and Adlene Guedioura fired them into the semi-finals of the competition.
Watford took the lead five minutes into the second half when a long throw-in from Nathan Ake was flicked on by Troy Deeney and Ighalo was able to fire past David Ospina.
Guedioura added the important second just 13 minutes later as Deeney held off Per Mertesacker and teed it up for him to fire home from the edge of the box.
Welbeck rounded off a neat move with a simple finish in the 88th minute to make it 2-1 and looked set to find the equaliser when they hit the post and the England striker sent the curling wide of the post.