Arsenal have not played on many occasions on this day. In competitive matches, they remain unbeaten since a 2-1 defeat at Loughborough in 1896. That there have only been 5 matches subsequent to that is neither here nor there; it is an unbeaten run stretching across three centuries which sounds altogether more impressive.
Seventy-six years ago, 60,420 hardy souls crammed into Highbury to watch a second half demolition of Barnsley in the FA Cup Sixth Round. The cup run would end victoriously at Wembley with Sheffield United beaten 1-0 in April of that year.