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Summary

  1. Welbeck pulls one back for Arsenal
  2. Guedioura and Ighalo score Watford's goals
  3. FA Cup: Man Utd v West Ham (16:00)
  4. Premier League: Aston Villa v Tottenham (16:00)

Live Reporting

By James Gheerbrant

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

Right, we'll leave it there, on a brilliant day for Watford, but a desperately disappointing one for Arsenal.

Plenty more live football action for you to enjoy on the website at the moment, as Manchester United take on West Ham in the Cup, and Aston Villa host Spurs in the League.

But from me, goodbye.

Gunning for the boss

Arsenal 1-2 Watford

In probably the day's least surprising development...

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Liam O'Connor: Wenger is like our old family dog. We know he is suffering and it's time for him to go. We just don't have the heart to do it.

Stephen Lewis: Wenger has been lowest common denominator. Definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result.

'We're doing something important'

Arsenal 1-2 Watford

Some more quotes from Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores, who praises his strike-partnership of Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo.

"The telepathy between the players, when Deeney touches it, Ighalo knows where the ball is going - they are an amazing couple for us," says Flores, who also hailed the performance of Adlene Guedioura, who grabbed a stunning goal with a powerful strike from just inside the penalty area.

"He represents the behaviour of our players very well. He has not played a lot, but he kept working hard and now has the prize.

"We have a very strong unit, and sometimes we need to remember we are a squad and doing something important this year."

Today's other games under way

We're under way at Old Trafford, where Manchester United face West Ham in the FA Cup - you can follow that live text here.

And there's also Premier League action - Spurs can rub salt in Arsenal's wounds by beating Aston Villa to consolidate their place in the top two. Follow that live text here.

'An amazing prize'

Arsenal 1-2 Watford

Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores tells BBC Sport: "I feel fantastic, I'm really happy for the players and the fans. They follow us and it is an amazing prize for them.

"It was difficult in the first half, we tried to contain Arsenal and then try to create attempts and play well. It was difficult in the end and we were expecting that a bit more during the game.

"In the last two months we were being competitive, but not winning. I have memories on television of the old Wembley and watching in Spain and seeing the finals of this competition.

"Now it is a new Wembley, I've just arrived in England, and to get there is exciting. I'm really happy for the fans and they deserve this kind of day."

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Elixir Amrit Gautam: Enough of this mentality and his old tactics. Highest price in Europe deserve something. Wenger should retire with respect.

Harry Lee: It really is time for Wenger to go. No power or creativity in the squad and Chambers and Campbell are jokes.

'Happy to go to Wembley'

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Adlene Guedioura celebrates his goal
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Watford's Adlene Guedioura, who scored his side's second goal, says: "We worked hard, it was a good game and we're happy to go to Wembley.

"All week the manager tried to explain that it would be like this and with the plan we had, it was fine.

"We worked hard until the end of the game and hopefully we go further than the semi-final. It will be a great day for the fans."

Asked who he wants in the next round, he does not hesitate to reply "Crystal Palace", the club he left in September to join the Hornets.

Welbeck sets up frenetic finish

Arsenal 1-2 Watford

Here's the Arsenal goal, scored by Danny Welbeck. A good finish but how he will rue his miss a few minutes later.

Welbeck scores to make it 2-1

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Robert Furniss: No transition/cohesion since Santi out. Poor season deserves nothing. Players to leave but must keep Wenger.

Atticus Montreal: World-class players miss empty nets and firing Wenger will fix everything! Like it did when Chelsea sacked Mourinho!

'We deserved a win'

Arsenal 1-2 Watford

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: "Our fantastic run has come to an end on a day where we felt that our performance deserved a win. Credit to Watford, they created few chances but took them all. It's sad because we gave everything.

"The players don't miss on purpose. You have to be realistic. Of course on the first goal, we made a mistake. It was not possible medically to have started Welbeck.

"It is very difficult against Barcelona, but we have to see it as a challenge and try to make the impossible possible."

'My son is an Arsenal fan, I've got bragging rights'

Arsenal 1-2 Watford

Watford captainTroy Deeney: "I thought we deserved it, we stuck to the game plan well, counter-attacked well and had opportunities.

"Me and Iggy (Odion Ighalo) have been doing that all season and we've been getting some stick from the press that we haven't scored in three or four games, but there were a lot of unsung heroes out there for us today.

"The most bragging rights I've got is my son is an Arsenal fan so he has to make the teas in the house today. But we're going to Wembley and for the town it will be a massive occasion. We don't want to just go there and make up the numbers."

Guedioura's thunderbolt

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How good was this strike? Brilliant from Adlene Guedioura. Watford fans, enjoy it all over again.

Guedioura smashes in Watford's second

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Nic Lewis: Wenger at risk of damaging his reputation beyond repair. Should have left after Hull FA Cup Final win.

David Willis: Wenger said he'd quit when he couldn't do the job anymore. Well that time has come. For the sake of the club he must go.

Rt Rev Liam Reilly: Arsenal players missing sitter after sitter but the fans will still find a way to blame Wenger.

Season over?

Arsenal 1-2 Watford

Is that the end of Arsenal's season?

Out of the FA Cup.

Eight points behind in the league.

2-0 down to Barcelona in the Champions League.

Gunners fans, weigh in.

Theo Walcott
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Arsenal 1-2 Watford

Steve Claridge

Ex-Portsmouth striker on BBC Radio 5 live

"You can sum Arsenal's last 10 years up in that game - start well, fall behind when on top and end strongly."

Arsenal 1-2 Watford

That's Arsenal's first defeat in FA Cup in 756 days, and 16 matches.

It means Blackburn Rovers remain the last team to win the FA Cup three years in a row - 130 years ago.

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Pasa Mustafa: Resign at the end of the season Wenger. Do us and yourself a favour and let us re-build.

Prashant Gadag: Don't deserve to win anything this year. Team that plays 5 months and limps for 5.

Arsenal 1-2 Watford

Quique Sanchez Flores hugs each one of his players. He's taken the Hornets to Wembley in his first season. What a brilliant effort.

Watford celebrate
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'Watford deserve it'

Arsenal 1-2 Watford

Steve Claridge

Ex-Portsmouth striker on BBC Radio 5 live

"It was too little, too late. Arsenal were behind for half an hour and they didn't look like getting back into it, before a late flurry. But I think Watford just about deserve it. They played well and took their chances well."

Watford fans celebrate
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FULL-TIME

Arsenal 1-2 Watford

The end of Arsenal's FA Cup ambitions.

The end of their season?

The end of an era?

Arsene Wenger
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Arsenal 1-2 Watford

Gibbs with a long throw...

Arsenal 1-2 Watford

Gabriel slings it forward...

Arsenal 1-2 Watford

Smashed away by Prodl...and he's gone down clutching his head. Referee has no choice but to stop it. It looked a genuine clash of heads that, no timewasting from Prodl.

Sebastian Prodl
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Pantilimon gathers Coquelin's long punt into the area. Seconds ticking away...

Arsenal 1-2 Watford

Deeney heads clear. Watford clinging on!

Arsenal 1-2 Watford

Four added minutes. Iwobi has a shot deflected wide. Corner...

What a miss!

Arsenal 1-2 Watford

How are Arsenal not level? Alex Iwobi sends a shot in, it cannons off the post and ricochets off Pantilimon, the ball is tapped square to Welbeck who has an empty net, turns and...fires wide! He had to score! Had to score!

Danny Welbeck
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'Five minutes to save their season'

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Steve Claridge

Ex-Portsmouth striker on BBC Radio 5 live

"Brilliant play from Mesut Ozil, a wonderful back-heel, and Danny Welbeck got on the end of it. It is the first time they have had any kind of rhythm. They will still bite your hand off if you offered them a replay.

"Arsenal have five minutes left to save their season."

GOAL - Danny Welbeck

Arsenal 1-2 Watford

The Gunners work the corner really cleverly after a few crisp passes, Mesut Ozil backheels the ball into the path of Danny Welbeck, who finishes neatly. Is that the miracle?

'Need a miracle'

Arsenal 0-2 Watford

Steve Claridge

Ex-Portsmouth striker on BBC Radio 5 live

"Arsenal have had two half chances, but they have not really looked like getting back in the game. They need an absolute miracle."

Watford fans
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Arsenal 0-2 Watford

Agonising for Arsenal. Theo Walcott's shot is deflected up and just over the bar. But from the corner...

Arsenal 0-2 Watford

Arsenal still look fragile at the back. A ludicrously unnecessary back-header from Francis Coquelin is gobbled up by Troy Deeney, who releases Ikechi Anya into the box. David Ospina collects the cross.

Arsenal 0-2 Watford

Another big opportunity goes begging for the Gunners. Theo Walcott does really well to get to the byline and roll the ball back to Chambers eight yards out, but the right-back drags his finish wide. It's just not happening for the Gunners...

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Arsenal 0-2 Watford

Third and final change for Watford. A slightly limping Odion Ighalo exits the scene, and Nordin Amrabat is introduced.

Arsenal 0-2 Watford

Steve Claridge

Ex-Portsmouth striker on BBC Radio 5 live

"That was the chance. There was not a huge amount of pace on the ball, but that was the chance for Gibbs and Arsenal."

Arsene wenger
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Arsenal 0-2 Watford

Chance for Arsenal! Chambers scurries on the right and digs out a good cross - Gibbs has got up well and either side of the keeper it's a goal, but he plants a firm header into Pantilimon's gloves.

'Comfortable'

Arsenal 0-2 Watford

Steve Claridge

Ex-Portsmouth striker on BBC Radio 5 live

"These three substitutions for Arsenal have made so little impact on to the game. Watford are comfortable."

Arsenal 0-2 Watford

If it stays like this, it will be one win in seven for Arsenal. MOTD commentator Jonathan Pearce says the rot set in when they lost to Chelsea in January. Do you agree Gunners fans?

Per Mertesacker
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Arsenal 0-2 Watford

Quique Sanchez Flores is shuffling his pack here. Almen Abdi is on for the goalscorer Guedioura.