LEEDS ENGLAND - JANUARY 19: Kasper Schmeichel of Leeds United is unable to stop Robin van Persie of Arsenal scoring his team's third goal during the FA Cup sponsored by E.On Third Round Replay match between Leeds United and Arsenal at Elland Road on January 19 2011 in Leeds England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
For the second straight year, Arsenal have drawn Leeds United at home in the FA Cup 3rd round. Last year, with our 'B' team playing, we required Theo Walcott and Cesc Fabregas to come on to get an equaliser, and the former won a penalty that the latter scored. The replay was comfortable enough, with some overrated £25m chap scoring, along with Bacary Sagna and Robin van Persie (COULDN'T WIN AGAINST LEEDS WITHOUT HIM-CLUB IN CRISIS EVEN IN JANUARY).
Leeds are 5th in the Championship, and are right in the mix for promotion, but Arsenal should have enough to beat them. Our squad is stronger and more balanced now then it was a year ago (we don't have to put Nicklas Bendtner on the right), and Leeds are a Championship tie. Of course, the FA Cup does have a history of giant-killings, but Arsenal should expect to reach the 4th round.
The match will take place on the weekend on January 7.