FA Cup: Arsenal drawn against Newcastle at the Emirates

Arsenal to host Newcastle in the third round of the FA Cup

FA Cup: Arsenal drawn against Newcastle at the Emirates

The extra space on the FA Cup plinth to note Arsenal's record 14 wins. CREDIT: @laythy29

FA Cup holders Arsenal have been drawn to host Newcastle United at the Emirates in the third round. 

The draw, which was live on BBC1 saw Robbie Savage pull Mikel Arteta's side out to face Steve Bruce's Geordies.

The Gunners are struggling in the Premier League with the 2-1 defeat by Wolves cementing a dire 14th place in the run-up to the North London derby at the weekend. 

The Magpies are a place above in 13th position, with both sides welcoming the clash as a distraction from league football.

For many of a certain vintage, the tie will bring back memories of the glorious 1998 FA Cup final.

in the rest of the draw, eighth-tier Marine will face Premier League leaders Tottenham in the third round of the FA Cup, while holders Arsenal begin their campaign at home to Newcastle.

Aston Villa will host Liverpool in another all-Premier League tie with all third round fixtures scheduled to be played on the weekend of January 9-10, 2021.

Twelve-time cup winners Manchester United will host Championship side Watford at Old Trafford, while last season's runners-up Chelsea host League Two Morecambe.
 
Full third round draw: 
 
Huddersfield Town v Plymouth Argyle

Southampton v Shrewsbury Town

Chorley v Derby County

Marine v Tottenham Hotspur

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crystal Palace

Stockport County v West Ham United

Oldham Athletic v Bournemouth

Manchester United v Watford

Stevenage v Swansea

Everton v Rotherham

Nottingham Forest v Cardiff

Arsenal v Newcastle

Barnsley v Tranmere Rovers

Bristol Rovers v Sheffield United

Canvey Island/Boreham Wood v Millwall

Blackburn Rovers v Doncaster

Stoke City v Leicester

Wycombe v Preston

Crawley v Leeds

Burnley v MK Dons

Bristol City v Portsmouth

QPR v Fulham

Aston Villa v Liverpool

Brentford v Middlesbrough

Manchester City v Birmingham

Luton v Reading

Chelsea v Morecambe

Exeter v Sheffield Wednesday

Norwich v Coventry

Blackpool v West Brom

Newport County v Brighton

Cheltenham v Mansfield

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