[Teams] FA Cup: Preston vs Arsenal: Confirmed Line-Ups
- Author: Tabitha Byrd Jan 08, 2017,
Jan 08, 2017, 0:07
All eyes will be on Deepdale this evening as Preston NE take on Arsenal in the evening kickoff from the FA Cup with the match available to watch online tonight.
Young forward Callum Robinson side-footed home the only goal of the opening 45 minutes after a mazy run from Ireland global Aiden McGeady set-up the former Aston Villa trainee for a simple finish.
"They proved that in the first half and took us by surprise, their level of commitment and effort, and we didn't match that".
Ramsey scored a cracker nearly straight away and Arsenal laid siege to their goal for a while.
Arsenal were a different proposition after the break and equalised a minute after the restart when Ramsey fired home from the edge of the area after Alex Iwobi's lay-off.
You would think that Arsenal would have learned their lesson after struggling so much in the last Premier League game at Bournemouth because of a poor start, but it was pretty much a carbon copy from the Gunners in the first half today.More news: Cuomo proposes free state college tuition for eligible students
Preston's energetic forward line were a constant menace for Arsenal but Gabriel, Shkodran Mustafi and Nacho Monreal did themselves few favours as they pondered over possession whilst looking meek in the tackle.
Preston North End (PNE) Playing 11: Maxwell, Vermijl, Clarke, Huntington, Cunningham, Gallagher, Pearson, Johnson, McGeady, Robinson, Hugill.
It looked like the tie was heading for a replay at the Emirates Stadium but Giroud left it late again for the second time inside a week.
Wenger sent his troops out early for the second half and his stern words clearly worked with them grabbing an equaliser just a matter of seconds into the second stanza.
It's better team news from the Arsenal camp who have Danny Welbeck available for selection after eight months out with a knee injury.