Arsenal knocked out of FA Cup by Blackburn

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger paid the the price for resting many of his star players ahead of Tuesday's Champions League last-16 match against Bayern Munich.

updated: February 17, 2013 00:17 IST
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London: Colin Kazim-Richards's 72nd minute goal ensured second-tier Blackburn Rovers dumped a stunned Arsenal out of the FA Cup with a 1-0 win at the Premier League aristocrats' Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

It was the first time Arsenal have exited the competition at the hands of lower league opposition since Arsene Wenger took charge of the club in 1996.

And this defeat came as a major blow ahead of the Champions League visit of Bayern Munich on Tuesday, with Arsenal desperate to end a major trophy drought stretching back to when they last lifted the FA Cup in 2005.

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