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Preston North End get plumb tie against Arsenal

Championship Preston,  welcome 2014 and 2015 winners Arsenal in what looks certain to be one of the televised games.

"It is great for the football club," manager Simon Grayson told the North End club website. 

"Being at home, it gives your own fans the opportunity to see some world-class players and they don't come much bigger and better than this Arsenal squad at this time."

Preston famously led Arsenal in 1999 with a brace from Kurt Nogan before finally losing a 3rd round tie at Deepdale 4-2

Four Premier League clubs are set to go out at this stage with Hull facing Swansea, Sunderland v Burnley, West Ham against Man City and Everton facing Leicester.

The 32 third-round ties will be played from 6-9 January 2017.

FA Cup third-round draw

  • Ipswich v Lincoln
  • Barrow v Rochdale
  • Manchester United v Reading
  • Hull v Swansea
  • Sunderland v Burnley
  • QPR v Blackburn
  • Millwall v Bournemouth
  • West Ham v Manchester City
  • Brighton v MK Dons/Charlton
  • Blackpool v Barnsley
  • Wigan v Nottm Forest
  • Birmingham v Newcastle
  • Chelsea v Peterborough/­Notts County
  • Middlesbrough v Sheff Weds
  • West Brom v Derby County
  • Everton v Leicester
  • Liverpool v Newport/­Plymouth
  • Wycombe v Northampton/­Stourbridge
  • Watford v Burton Albion
  • Preston v Arsenal
  • Cardiff v Fulham
  • Stoke v Wolves
  • Cambridge Utd v Leeds
  • Bristol City v Shrewsbury/­Fleetwood
  • Huddersfield v Port Vale
  • Tottenham v Aston Villa
  • Brentford v Halifax/­Eastleigh
  • Bolton v Crystal Palace
  • Norwich v Southampton
  • Sutton Utd v AFC Wimbledon
  • Accrington v Luton
  • Rotherham v Oxford/­Macclesfield






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