Arsenal memories: FA set Wembley date for derby semi-final

This week in….1991 The FA confirmed Arsenal's FA Cup clash with Spurs would be played at Wembley – the first time the national stadium had ever hosted a semi final. We saw no merit in sending people up the motorway again when Wembley could stage the even

This week in....1991

The FA confirmed Arsenal's FA Cup clash with Spurs would be played at Wembley - the first time the national stadium had ever hosted a semi final.

"We saw no merit in sending people up the motorway again when Wembley could stage the event comfortably," said an FA spokesman.

The Gunners made it through after struggling to beat third division Cambridge 2-1 at Highbury.


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Kevin Campbell fired Arsenal ahead after 20 minutes but the U's levelled through Dion Dublin. Tony Adams made it 2-1 on the hour mark but Dublin spurned two great chances late on to force a replay.

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