OXFORD United are set to make ‘hundreds of thousands of pounds’ from the FA Cup match against Arsenal tonight (Monday, January 9).

The League One Club will bring in £85,000 from the live television fee and gate receipts as well as more than £105,000 if they win.

The Kassam Stadium, where the match is taking place at 8pm, has sold out.

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Paul Peros, chairman of supporters’ trust OxVox, said the match will provide a ‘huge cash injection’.

“It’s huge for a club of our size,” he said. “The attention on us is brilliant and the tv revenue is great.

“It is amazing for the fans as well - it draws in young fans.”

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Oxford boss Karl Robinson believes his players can make it a difficult evening for the Gunners.

He said: "All we can promise is total commitment and passion. We can't wait."


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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Abingdon, Didcot, Wallingford and Wantage.

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