Sutton chairman, Bruce Elliott, has hailed the “perfect draw” after the National League side were drawn at home to Arsenal in the FA Cup Fifth Round.
Having knocked out Leeds United in the last round, Sutton will once again be huge underdogs, but Elliott insisted it was the ideal tie for his club and its delirious supporters.
Arsenal, who are second in the Premier League and last won the competition in 2015, will make the short journey across London to the 5,000 capacity Borough Sports Ground, to face a team of part time footballers, who are 16th in the National League and led by a manager, Paul Doswell, who is not even paid to do the job.
There were fitting rewards for all of the fourth round giantkillers as National League leaders Lincoln City, who knocked out Championship leaders Brighton on Saturday, travel to Premier League side Burnley. Oxford United, who thrashed Newcastle United, were drawn away to Middlesbrough. Millwall, who knocked out Watford, will take on Premier League champions Leicester City or Derby County.
Chelsea face a tricky test on the road at Wolverhampton Wanderers, who surprised Liverpool in the previous round, while Tottenham Hotspur will take on Fulham in a London derby.
Both Manchester clubs managed to avoid each other in the draw, which was performed by England manager Gareth Southgate and former BBC pundit Robbie Savage.
United have a short trip up the M66 to play Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park, which, given the lure of the other ties, could be their first FA Cup game not chosen for live television coverage in 12 years.
City will be confident of progressing as they also make the short journey across the M62 to face Championship promotion chasers Huddersfield Town.
FA Cup | Fifth round draw
Burnley v Lincoln
Fulham v Tottenham
Blackburn v Manchester United
Sutton v Arsenal
Middlesbrough v Oxford
Wolves v Chelsea
Huddersfield v Manchester City
Millwall v Derby/Leicester
Ties to be played 17-20 February