Sutton United's dreams of following in the footsteps of fellow non-league side Lincoln City ended on Monday night, but the win for Arsenal sets up a fascinating quarter-final line-up and a wide open betting heat...
Arsenal have shortened to 4.216/5 favourites to win this season's FA Cup after avoiding a potential banana skin away to non-league Sutton United, the 0-2 victory setting up a home tie against Vanarama National League leaders Lincoln City in next month's quarter-final.
After Saturday's shock wins for Lincoln and Millwall all eyes were on Gander Green Lane to see if the club 17th in the fifth tier of English football, fully 105 places behind Arsenal, could produce possibly the greatest FA Cup shock of all time.
But it wasn't to be, a first half Lucas Perez goal was followed by Theo Walcott's 100th goal for the Gunners in the second half, meaning Arsene Wenger's men made workmanlike progress.
Arsenal's place at the head of the FA Cup Winner market is largely thanks to a fascinating quarter-final draw that will see Premier League leaders Chelsea host Manchester United - meaning another return to Stamford Bridge for Jose Mourinho - in the tie of the round.
United drifted to 8.615/2 fifth favourites to lift the cup following Sunday's draw while the Blues eased slightly to 5.04/1, meaning Arsenal's north London rivals Tottenham currently trade as second favourites in the betting - available to back at 4.77/2 - after being handed a home tie against Leauge One Millwall, 200.0199/1.
Premier League strugglers Middlesbrough, 44.043/1, will host ether Manchester City, 4.84/1 or Huddersfield, 170.0169/1 in the only quarter-final match yet to be confirmed.
Quarter Final Draw in full;
Chelsea v Manchester United
Middlesbrough v Huddersfield or Manchester City
Tottenham v Millwall
Arsenal v Lincoln
*ties to be played weekend of Saturday 11 March