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Arsenal draw Preston in FA Cup 3rd round

Arsenal will travel to Championship side Preston North End in the third round of the 2016/17 FA Cup.

The clubs have met before in the famous old tournament, back in January 1999. Having gone 2-0 down, the Gunners staged a comeback as goals from Luis Boa Morte and Marc Overmars, and two from Emmanuel Petit secured passage to the fourth round.

The last time the sides met was in the League Cup in 1999 when goals from Nwanko Kanu and Stefan Malz gave us a 2-1 win.

The matches will take place across the weekend of 6-9 January 2017, with television making the schedule as ludicrous as they possibly can.

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Er, home or away?!




Er, try reading the first sentence.


They’ve said “travel”

glenn helders perm

why doesnt this report say if we are home or away

NW Gooner

Schrodinger’s draw.


“Arsenal will travel to Championship side Preston North End in the third round of the 2016/17 FA Cup.”

It is pretty clear imo.


Maybe they thought “travel to” in the headline made it clear enough?


“Arsenal will travel to Championship side Preston North End in the third round of the 2016/17 FA Cup.”

Roger Ramjet

Away. Shame we didn’t get eastleigh.

Arthritic Knee


Little Mozart

Potentially a very winnable away fixture. Now I just need to focus on getting a ticket…

Heavenly Chapecoense

Agree but we’re not ruthless enough against these teams.


Up the jeff!!!!


It’s says Arsenal will travel to……. generally accepted this means away!


A nice battle of the invincibles eh

Petit's Handbag

We might get a bye to the fourth round if Beckford keeps going around knocking his team mates out.


Win or lose I wont mind either. Primarily Just want us to be all in for the league this season, and go as far as possible in the ucl.

Godfrey Twatschloch

Was it last year Preston played Man U and only lost because Rooney dived in the penalty box? Bearing in mind they were playing a Man U of today and not of old but they put up a more than respectable fight. They were better IMO. If they play like that against us we’ll have a tough opponent. Should be a good game.


I hope we take this one seriously and don’t go in with the attitude that the match is already won. A Championship team away is a difficult draw.


Preston North End for fucks sake…..CoyG!

Toure Motors

Stefan malz. Hero.

Make mine a Swiss miss

“And two from Emmanuel Petit”….
Not often you got to read that but what a player he was for us

A Different George

Did ok for France too.


We play 2 games in 3 days at new year … shouldn’t be allowed


Another away fixture in the cup! This is so unfair! 😉


pressed ham united


Travel to wasn’t written in the article at first.
Hence the questions regarding home or away.


Sat in the North Bank when we beat a David Moyes team in the league cup. He was player-manager I think.

Xhaka to be joking

If anything will get Alexis to sign a new contract, surely it’s an FA Cup away day…in Preston

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