Arsène Wenger’s Premier League side disappointingly managed a reasonably comfortable 0-2 win at the 5k-seater Gander Green Lane ground.
But there were lots of talking points from a severely-milked day to remember covered by the BBC as cup fever swept the nation.
These are the best jokes from Sutton vs Arsenal in the FA Cup fifth round:
BREAKING NEWS: The FA have warned Sutton United they could face a fine if they field a weakened team against Arsenal tonight. pic.twitter.com/PD4TqAJZ37
— Patrick (Pa) Ward (@Pa_Ward1) February 20, 2017
Looking forward to several renditions of 'we support our local team' from people who've never been to a Sutton game before tonight.
— Tim Stillman (@Stillberto) February 20, 2017
Wenger says he's worried about the state of Sutton's pitch ahead of tonight's game.
Arsene, you've got 99 problems, but a pitch ain't one.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) February 20, 2017
— The Projekt Store (@TheProjektStore) February 20, 2017
With the wedge Sutton are getting tonight surely they affoard to re open revs!
— George Gill (@George_Gill27) February 20, 2017
Sutton United play Arsenal tonight, if you don't who they are they're a small club in North London
— ㅤGaël🇫🇷 (@AssistLikePogba) February 20, 2017
Sutton sub goalkeeper Wayne Shaw hoovering the dugouts pre-match 😂👏 pic.twitter.com/i6pIqGEACS
— Team FA (@TeamFA) February 20, 2017
Sutton 2 – 1 Arsenal | "The changing rooms were too small" says TY pic.twitter.com/i1zVEV3zuh
— Yeswell (@JordanCresswel1) February 20, 2017
"I'm going to eat Theo Walcott alive tonight." pic.twitter.com/yvilt8UVUP
— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) February 20, 2017
When Arsenal win comfortably tonight & no one watches AFTV: pic.twitter.com/HT7BhgqUul
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) February 20, 2017
Arsenal away end at Sutton is absolutely BOOOOMING pic.twitter.com/8qgYo8IIF5
— TheGamerCan / Curt ށ (@CurtisMorton) February 20, 2017
Sutton vs Arsenal no ticket no problem lool pic.twitter.com/Y4vLzk4OLz
— Mr Chairman (@Lumos7) February 20, 2017
I was dubious about Sutton v Arsenal. Yes, Chris was a great striker in his day, but taking on a whole team singlehanded? No. Not for me.
— Kevin Keegan (@GalacticKeegan) February 20, 2017
Can't wait to see how the team of plucky part-timers get on in the Cup tonight. Also looking forward to watching Sutton United.
— Richard Osman (@richardosman) February 20, 2017
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) February 20, 2017
Can't wait to see the camera pan out to Gunnersaurus chirpsing the Sutton giraffe
— Alex Brooker (@alex_brooker) February 20, 2017
Sutton don't have stewards they hired bouncers lol
— Cam (@BFooli) February 20, 2017
Loooooool we're so tight man. Couldn't even give Sutton a pendant in return. Typical Arsenal
— Jack Rankin (@jack_rankin) February 20, 2017
Sutton manager Paul Doswell parading round like father of the bride on wedding day. Arsene's face like Groom's dad who wants the wedding off
— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) February 20, 2017
Can't wait to see Sutton's backup 'keeper tuck into a pasty on the bench
— Joel (@jbrookes7) February 20, 2017
Not sure what's more patronising. The BBC's coverage of Sutton United or Arsenal starting Gunnersaurus. pic.twitter.com/ao0kYLm35h
— Niall Kelly (@niallkelly_) February 20, 2017
Monreal definitely smokes weed
— Lippy Lickshot (@DonDadaLipz) February 20, 2017
"Arsenal simply won't be used to the way a Non-league side plays."
Bollocks. They played just like one themselves on Wednesday night.
— TheODDSbible (@TheOddsBible) February 20, 2017
If Sutton win I'll give everyone who Retweets this an eightball
— Pablo Escobar (@bullseyepablo) February 20, 2017
Big shock on the cards as Arsenal lead Sutton United.
— Barry O' Mahony (@barryomahony4) February 20, 2017
MAGIC OF THE CUP, ARSENAL LEAD AT SUTTON
— ㅤ (@Evertxn) February 20, 2017
Sutton United manager Paul Doswell:
"The referee has told me I'm not allowed to vape tonight….If I want to vape. I will." pic.twitter.com/ZwRu2WcMHV
— Football Stuff (@FootbalIStuff) February 20, 2017
There's an Arsenal fan with a half and half Sutton scarf in the top 550 ticket allocation bracket at the football club
— Mark (@_mstephenson88) February 20, 2017
There's only one man that can save Sutton now… pic.twitter.com/HBDwbTt3Km
— Jordan 🔴 (@CIassyMata) February 20, 2017
Who is the better left back?
RT- this Nacho
Like- Nacho Monreal pic.twitter.com/vPq7rtOMlZ
— Sam (@IwobiFlick) February 20, 2017
— Dan Salisbury-Jones (@dsj_itv) February 20, 2017
Wenger celebrating the goal against Sutton:
“Keep cool. Look composed. Look like you were never worried — YES OH MY GOD YES WE SCORED”
— Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) February 20, 2017
"Wearing all that Arsenal merchandise won't make us sponsor you" pic.twitter.com/ZDcHjrh8ux
— Wenger's Bödyguard (@nana_alaouie) February 20, 2017
Who is better?
RT- Sutton streaker
LIKE- Alex Iwobi pic.twitter.com/2077D12Dft
— Niall (@Sanogology) February 20, 2017
Eastmond got a decent reception from Arsenal fans as he walked out onto the 3G pitch. He would've got a better reception if it was 4G though
— D (@Highbury_74) February 20, 2017
Watching Arsenal at the moment. pic.twitter.com/P5ZhTv9PdN
— Aminul (@ArsenalRealm) February 20, 2017
Alexis Sanchez with the look of a man who went into the toilet after the Sutton reserve goalkeeper at half-time. pic.twitter.com/Vq4Y2pIoL4
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) February 20, 2017
I kid you not. Sutton reserve keeper Wayne Shaw is in the bar at half-time. pic.twitter.com/f7014pXRBP
— Chris Slegg (@ChrisSlegg) February 20, 2017
— Sam Elliott (@SamElliott_NLP) February 20, 2017
No way did I just witness a defender try to put off Oxlade-Chamberlain with a fake headbutt pic.twitter.com/NZ6E3ezQda
— Graeme Johnston (@GraemeJ_83) February 20, 2017
Sutton Fan TV won't be happy with that fraud Doswell later
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) February 20, 2017
Sutton United Player just had his cock out infront of 3k people😂 pic.twitter.com/9jtHv0iDHX
— Liam Wilson (@FakeLiamWilson) February 20, 2017