Arsenal will travel to face Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup third round next month.

 

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Arsenal are looking to win the trophy for the fourth time in five years and will have been hoping to avoid a difficult draw during the busy winter period. They’ll fancy their chances against Forest.

64 teams were entered, including non-league Woking, Mansfield Town, Slough Town and AFC Fylde.

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Arsenal celebrate winning the 2017 FA Cup.

Last season, the Gunners were drawn away against Championship side Preston North End in the FA Cup third round. They survived an early scare to win the game 2-1. It was the first time in four years Arsene Wenger’s men were drawn as visitors in the third round.

Many feel the Londoners have gotten a disproportionate number of easy home draws, which has helped them reach three finals in four years. However, in reality, Arsenal have played home and away to every sort of opposition there is, and have still managed to win.

The FA Cup has been the Gunners’ competition in recent years, boasting three wins in the last four seasons, and is a welcome distraction from the Premier League.

The full draw is as follows:

Ipswich vs Sheffield United
Watford vs Bristol City
Birmingham vs Burton Albion
Liverpool vs Everton
Brighton vs Crystal Palace
Aston Villa vs Woking or Peterborough
Bournemouth vs AFC Flyde or Wigan
Coventry vs Stoke
Newport vs Leeds
Bolton vs Huddersfield
Port Vale or Yeovil vs Bradford
Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal
Brentford vs Notts County
QPR vs MK Dons
Manchester United vs Derby
Forest Green or Exeter vs West Brom
Doncaster Rovers vs Slough or Rochdale
Tottenham vs AFC Wimbledon
Middlesbrough vs Sunderland
Fleetwood or Hereford vs Leicester
Blackburn or Crewe vs Hull
Cardiff vs Mansfield
Manchester City vs Burnley
Shrewsbury vs West Ham
Wolves vs Swansea
Stevenage vs Reading
Newcastle vs Luton
Millwall vs Barnsley
Fulham vs Southampton
Wycombe vs Preston
Norwich vs Chelsea
Gillingham or Carlisle vs Sheffield Wednesday

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