Leeds United drawn against Arsenal again in FA Cup

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LEEDS United will travel to face Arsenal in the FA Cup third round for the second season on the spin.

The draw for the third round of the world-famous competition took place yesterday and pitted the Whites with a trip to the Emirates Stadium - just a year after forcing a third round replay against the Gunners.

Arsene Wenger’s men needed a 90th minute Cesc Fabregas goal to stop Leeds from causing a cup upset after Robert Snodgrass had fired United ahead in north London last term.

But the Gunners had too much firepower for Simon Grayson’s men in the replay at Elland Road, running out 3-1 winners.

Barnsley will also face Premier League opposition in the third round, being drawn at home against Swansea City.

The ties will take place on the weekend of January 7 and 8.

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