With Arsenal struggling to draw against Bournemouth in the Premier League just days ago, could Preston North End cause an upset in the FA Cup on Saturday?
The Championship side, managed by Simon Grayson, have played a total of 74 matches against Arsenal, with the Gunners winning 33 to their 24 – not a massive gap.
They currently sit in 11th in their league with 36 points and they’ve won two out of their last fives matches. Against Arsenal, however, they’ve only won once out of our last five run-ins.
On their turf, Preston are strong, and Arsenal have only managed 12 wins on the road to them, while they’ve won 18 at their gaff against us, so you can imagine the Lilywhites (ew) will be feeling quietly confident as we travel to Deepdale.
Hopefully, we respect our opposition and they don’t cause an upset so early in the season.