Leeds United will be Arsenal’s opponents in the third round of the FA Cup after the draw yesterday, BBC
The Gunners faced Leeds in the third round last season and were on the verge of exit from the competition until Cesc Fabregas scored an injury-time penalty. Arsenal produced a classy performance to win the replay at Elland Road 11 days later and will be hoping that they do not face such a scare at the Emirates Stadium once again.
One of the plum ties of the draw, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is hoping to use the FA Cup as a way of winning the club’s first trophy in six years. Leeds will provide stern opposition and will be confident they can go one step further and knock the Gunners out of the competition in North London.
The other major headline in the draw was Manchester City facing Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium. Arsenal will be delighted with that particular draw, because it means one of the big teams capable of winning the competition is bound to go out.
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