FA Cup semi-final draw: Arsenal to play Reading, Aston Villa face Liverpool or Blackburn

Ties to be played at Wembley

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Arsenal are set to play Reading in the semi-finals of the FA Cup after the Championship side overcame League One outfit Bradford. The Royals won their replay against this season's surprise package 3-0.

Defending champions Arsenal beat Manchester United 2-1 at Old Trafford and whilst always guaranteed to play a team from a lower division at Wembley, Arsene Wenger might have rather played Bradford due to the Bantams being lower down the football ladder.

Arsenal will be the 'away' team in their last four encounter.

In the other semi-final, Aston Villa will play the winners of the replay between Liverpool and Blackburn Rovers.

Tim Sherwood's side secured the Villains place in the last four with a 2-0 win over local rivals West Brom. Meanwhile Liverpool and Blackburn played out a goalless draw at Anfield and must play again, with the sides due to meet at Ewood Park on April 8. That match will be on BT Sport.

The semi-final ties will be played under the arch of the national stadium on 18 and 19 April.


Reading vs Arsenal

Aston Villa vs Liverpool or Blackburn