Arsenal will face Leeds United at The Emirates in the FA Cup 3rd round.
The match will take place at some point over the first weekend of January. Unless it’s selected for broadcast on the Friday or Monday. In which case it’ll be then.
Either side we play Manchester United on New Year’s Day and then Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on the 11th January.
It remains to be seen whether Freddie Ljungberg will still be in charge of the first team in just over a month’s time.
The Swede scored in consecutive FA Cup finals during his playing career, hitting the back of the net against Liverpool in 2001 (the less said about that game the better) and our second in the 2-0 win over Chelsea. You may remember John Terry being left on his arse in the build-up.
In total he won the FA Cup three times, picking up medals in 2002/03 and 2004/05.
Arsenal and Leeds do have a history in the FA Cup, with some classic ties down the years – the most recent of which saw Thierry Henry score that goal on his return to the club.
There’s also the added interest of on loan Eddie Nketiah to take into consideration.
A fun tie!