Arsenal begin the defence of the FA Cup against Newcastle United

The FA Cup third round draw has been made and Arsenal will start their defence with a game against Newcastle United in January reports ESPN.

The Gunners won the FA Cup against all odds last season, beating Manchester City and Chelsea on their way to the triumph.

They needed to win the cup to stand a chance of playing European football this season, and they got it.

They will look to build on that by retaining the trophy, and their first hurdle will be Steve Bruce’s side.

The Gunners will be at home against the Magpies in one of the few all Premier League games in that round of matches.

The coronavirus pandemic has affected the football calendar, and it has forced the Premier League to be played behind closed doors.

Because of the pandemic, the FA Cup will also have no replays and Arsenal will want to avoid any kind of upset in their first game.

The games will be played on the weekend of January 9th and 10th.

Manchester United will face Watford while Liverpool returns to Aston Villa where they were beaten 7-2 in the Premier League earlier this season.

Tottenham has been given the easiest draw as they face eighth-tier Marine.

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10 Comments

  1. Hill says:

    I hope Arteta will be gone by January

  2. gunnerforlife says:

    Our only hope for silverware, the FA Cup is the one where Arsenal has been most successful.

    1. Sue says:

      Not necessarily, 3 weeks today we have the QF of the carabao cup – against City..

  3. PJ-SA says:

    More than 25% of the season gone and we are 14th…..Fulham are 2 wins away from us!

  4. The Deluded One says:

    @PJ-SA And we are 2 wins from Chelsea at third place.

    1. Declan says:

      Yes but which team is more likely to get the two wins?

    2. PJ-SA says:

      @The Deluded One Yes true but which way are we currently moving on the table?

      Chelsea’s goal difference is 14 better than ours, we going to make that up too in the 2 wins?

      Chelsea’s form…DWWWD
      Arsenal’s form…LDLWL

  5. The Deluded One says:

    @Declan On current form, Fulham.

  6. gunnerforlife says:

    As Captain Blackbeard would say “yo ho ho and a bottle of Rum” I need that to forget Arsenal’s woes till we start winning again, from Sunday against the Mickey Mouse led Spuds?Lets hope against hope, it sometimes works, where hope defies logic, lets hope the lads are fired up when they enter the den of the Spuds and instead of gloom and doom there will be boom boom.

  7. gunnerforlife says:

    N.B. Belief is also important along with hope. Keep a compact 343 formation, hit the Spuds on the counter, Arsenal can do it!

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