Arsenal Arsenal to begin FA Cup defence against Newcastle United

Emirates FA Cup holder Arsenal has been handed a tricky draw as they will begin their title defence against Newcastle United.

The draw third round draw which held on Monday will see the Gunners face the Magpies for the first time since they last met in January 2008.

Last season finalist Chelsea will begin their campaign against League two side Morecambe.

It will be the first ever meeting with Morecambe who are currently 15th in their division.

The ties are to take place across the weekend of 8 to 11 January, with the exact dates to be announced in due course.

Mohamed Salah will go head to head against his Egyptian teammate Trezeguet as Liverpool travel to face Aston Villa.

The full draw, which includes Tottenham visiting eighth-tier non-league side Marine, all-Premier League ties between Wolves and Palace, Villa and Liverpool, and a west London derby with QPR hosting Fulham.


Huddersfield Town vs Plymouth Argyle

Southampton vs Shrewsbury Town

Chorley vs Derby County

Marine vs Tottenham

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Crystal Palace

Stockport County vs West Ham United

Oldham Athletic vs AFC Bournemouth

Manchester United vs Watford

Stevenage vs Swansea City

Everton vs Rotherham United

Nottingham Forest vs Cardiff City

Arsenal vs Newcastle United

Barnsley vs Tranmere Rovers

Bristol Rovers vs Sheffield United

Canvey Island/Boreham Wood vs Millwall

Blackburn Rovers vs Doncaster Rovers

Stoke City vs Leicester City

Wycombe Wanderers vs Preston North End

Crawley Town vs Leeds United

Burnley vs Milton Keynes Dons

Bristol City vs Portsmouth

Queens Park Rangers vs Fulham

Aston Villa vs Liverpool

Brentford vs Middlesbrough

Manchester City vs Birmingham City

Luton Town vs Reading

Chelsea vs Morecambe

Exeter City vs Sheffield Wednesday

Norwich City vs Coventry City

Blackpool vs West Bromwich Albion

Newport County vs Brighton and Hove Albion

Cheltenham Town vs Mansfield Town

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