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Theo Walcott: Middlesbrough could be very similar to Leicester


Arsenal striker Theo Walcott says the FA Cup game on Sunday could be very similar to the mid-week victory over Leicester City in the Premier League.

The Gunners host championship leaders Middlesbrough at the Emirates this weekend after Aitor Karanka's men showed that they mean business in the previous round against Manchester City.

And the 25-year-old says the reigning champions will not take their foot off the gas as they look to defend their status as FA Cup holders.

"It is a great opportunity when you consider the teams that have gone out [of the competition]," Walcott told the club's official website.

"But Middlesbrough will be tough, they are doing well in the Championship and they might be very similar to Leicester.

"They will be a threat, we can't take them for granted.

"We need to study their game very closely because if they watched our game here they will fancy [playing] us.

"We have to make sure we are completely on it because it will be nice for the fans to have a Wembley trip again."

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