Lincoln City await the winners of the Sutton United,Arsenal game

Published 20/02/17 

Lincoln City manager Danny Cowley has described the draw for the FA Cup quarter-finals as a "win-win" for his side.

The Imps created history by becoming the first non-league club for more than 100 years to reach the last eight of the competition by stunning Premier League side Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday.

Sutton United will be looking to overshadow even that shock when they face the might of Arsenal at Gander Green Lane on Monday night, with the winner of that tie facing Lincoln for a place in the semi-finals.

Victory for Arsenal would hand the Imps a money-spinning trip to the Emirates, whereas a shock triumph for Sutton - the lowest-ranked team still in the competition - would give Cowley's side a much more realistic chance of making it into the last four.

"It's a great draw. We wish Sutton all the best tomorrow. I genuinely hope they can do it," he told BT Sport.

"If they can, fantastic, if not, then we obviously play Arsenal. For us it's a win-win. We either play Sutton for an opportunity to be in the semi-final of the FA Cup. Or we have a fantastic tie away at Arsenal.

"It's completely surreal. You feel like you're going to wake up any moment. It's been a great journey. Our players deserve this. They've been incredible, it's them that have carried us, it's been fantastic."

Elsewhere in the draw, Chelsea host Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur will take on London rivals Millwall and Middlesbrough will face either Manchester City or Huddersfield Town.

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