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STAR PREVIEW: Preston North End v Arsenal

[dropcap]N[/dropcap]ot sure how much the head to head stats below will help but the last 10 matches between Preston North End and Arsenal go back to 1957 !!

The Gunners come into this on the back of their dramatic 3-3 draw with Bournemouth which must have felt like a win given they were 3-0 down.

Preston currently sit 11th in the Championship and such is the compact nature of the division that the play-off places are very much within their grasp. They face a tough game next Saturday at leaders Brighton.

So far, the Premier League teams have started well with easy wins for Man City last night and Man U at lunchtime and Arsenal’s boss Arsene Wenger insists that the FA Cup is a “big priority” for the club and is only likely to make a couple of changes ahead of the 5.30pm kick off.

He said: ”We know as well that after a congested Christmas period that the third round is always a tricky game.”

“That is why I believe it is a mental challenge for the Premier League teams to prepare well and not have a bad surprise – especially when you go to a Championship team, it is always difficult.”

Preston North End v Arsenal
FA Cup 3rd Round
17:30 BT Sport 2 / BT Sport 2 HD / BT Sport 4K UHD

HEAD TO HEAD RECORD
(Maximum 10 matches)
Oct 1999 LEAGUE CUP Arsenal 2-1 Preston
Jan 1999 FA CUP Preston 2-4 Arsenal
Aug 1960 DIV 1 (OLD) Preston 2-0 Arsenal
Aug 1960 DIV 1 (OLD) Arsenal 1-0 Preston
Mar 1960 DIV 1 (OLD) Preston 0-3 Arsenal
Oct 1959 DIV 1 (OLD) Arsenal 0-3 Preston
Dec 1958 DIV 1 (OLD) Arsenal 1-2 Preston
Aug 1958 DIV 1 (OLD) Preston 2-1 Arsenal
Apr 1958 DIV 1 (OLD) Preston 3-0 Arsenal
Dec 1957 DIV 1 (OLD) Arsenal 4-2 Preston

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