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Guedioura’s response when asked who he wants in FA Cup semi-final

Watford beat Arsenal 2-1 and will join Everton, Crystal Palace and either Manchester United or West Ham United in the semi-finals.

Watford goal scorer Adlene Guedioura says he wants to meet former club Crystal Palace in the FA Cup semi-finals after helping his side to a 2-1 win over Arsenal, the BBC reports.

The Hornets progressed to the semi-finals of the FA Cup as they knocked holders Arsenal out of the competition following a superb defensive display in the 2-1 win at the Emirates Stadium.

Odion Ighalo and Guedioura were the goal scorers for Watford, with the latter finding the net via a scorching effort from the edge of the area which gave Arsenal stopper David Ospina no chance.

When asked to comment his preference of opponent in the semi-finals, Guedioura refused to hold back as he targets an encounter with his former club, responding on the BBC: “Crystal Palace.”

He added: “All week the manager tried to explain that it would be like this and with the plan we had, it was fine.”

"We worked hard until the end of the game and hopefully we go further than the semi-final. It will be a great day for the fans."

Guedioura was on the books of Palace at the beginning of the summer, originally moving to the South London club from Nottingham Forest although he soon struggled to break into the first-team with the Eagles.

The Algeria international made just 15 Premier League appearances while at Selhurst Park, and he later joined Watford on loan before making a permanent switch to Vicarage Road last September.

Guedioura has since become a key figure for Quique Flores Sanchez’s side and a meeting with Palace will provide him with the perfect opportunity to show Eagles boss Alan Pardew what he has been missing.

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