Ian Wright and Shaun Wright-Phillips to make FA Cup draw

Saturday 08 Mar 2014
Ian Wright will make the FA Cup Semi-Final draw at Wembley on Sunday 9 March

Arsenal legend Ian Wright will be joined by his son Shaun Wright-Phillips as The FA Cup with Budweiser reaches the Semi-Final draw stage on Sunday.

The Gunners goal machine scored 128 goals in 221 appearances for Arsenal and bagged two FA Cup winners’ medals for the north London outfit.

Wright played in both games against Sheffield Wednesday in 1993 and opened the scoring in the replay before Andy Linighan’s last minute header won it for Arsenal.

The FA Cup with Budweiser

Semi-Final draw
4pm (approx) Sunday 9 March
Wembley Stadium connected by EE
Watch live on TheFA.com and ITV
Follow via Twitter @FA

He was an unused sub when Arsene Wenger’s side beat Newcastle United 2-0 in 1998.

Only Ian Rush has scored more goals than Wright, who began his professional career at Crystal Palace in 1985.

He got an FA Cup runners-up medal in 1990 when the Eagles were beaten 1-0 in a replay by Manchester United.

Shaun, meanwhile, is currently in the Championship with Queens Park Rangers.

Wright-Phillips also has a FA Cup winners' medal to his name after picking up the trophy with Chelsea in the first Final back at new Wembley in 2007. Didier Drogba scored the goal which downed Manchester United in extra-time.

The 32-year-old may not have reached the goal scoring heights of his dad, but he has more England caps than Wright senior, winning 36 compared to Ian’s 33. 

The FA Cup with Budweiser Semi-Final draw is scheduled to take place after Hull City v Sunderland on ITV just before 4pm.

The Draw Numbers
1 Arsenal or Everton
2 Hull City  or Sunderland
3 Sheffield United  or Charlton Athletic
4 Manchester City or Wigan Athletic

By Matt Phillips