Arsenal-Chelsea semifinal date is on for April 18 at Wembley Stadium after the Gunners rallied in the last quarter of an hour, getting a tying goal from Robin van
and a controversial winner from William Gallas
to beat Hull City, 2-1, in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.
The Tigers went ahead on
's early strike and held off Arsenal until Van Persie equalized from inside the penalty area with 16 minutes left.
Gallas set up the
semifinal date against his old club when he scored from close range, though replays showed the Frenchman was clearly offside. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger
insisted Samir Nasri
's free kick had been first fisted by American-born keeper Boaz Myhill
before it fell to
After the match Hull manager Phil Brown
accused Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas
, who is sidelined, of
spitting at assistant boss Brian Horton in the tunnel after the game. The Spaniard denied the charge.