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Arsenal have the ideal chance to put their painful Champions League exit behind them as they prepare for FA Cup quarter-final at home to non-league Lincoln City.

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"I think I've shown since I'm here that first of all I love this club, that I'm loyal to this club and that I make the right decisions for this club".

"At the end of the game even when you have been so long in football you sit there and think: 'How could this happen?' You could see that with Paris Saint-Germain, they froze suddenly, players with experience".

Aaron Ramsey struck Arsenal's fifth to sink Lincoln.

While being realistic over the prospect of his team upsetting the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium, where the Imps are set to bring some 9,000 supporters, Cowley is determined not to let the occasion get to his side. "We tried to press hard from restarts, we knew we couldn't press them all game, they're too good at possession", he said.

And it was clear from Wenger's lineup that he wasn't taking any risks against the non-league opponents.

Arsenal eased past Lincoln City at the Emirates with a few gears to spare on Saturday afternoon.

" We are going to try to learn loads, because that is the best thing this FA Cup journey has given us", Cowley said.

It was 3-0 five minutes later when Lincoln's Luke Waterfall turned Keiran Gibb's cross into his own from six-yards out.

"It will not be the most important factor but of course, you consider it".

"The team was unjustifiably criticised for our last game against Bayern Munich because we had an outstanding game".

However, the first-half introduction of Mesut Ozil for a once-again injured Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain turned the tempo in Arsenal's favour.

Theo Walcott broke Lincoln's resistance just before the break and Olivier Giroud quickly added to the lead on 53 minutes. "I hope he stays here", Wenger said.

They still have a full week between this fixture and their next Premier League game, plenty of time for players to recover, and Lincoln may find themselves facing more of the big guns than they might if Arsenal had other interests.

"That's humiliating. If I were him I'd have left", Wenger said while referring to PSG manager Unai Emery.

Mattias is ESPN FC's Arsenal correspondent.



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