North London derby drawn for FA Cup Third Round

Football fans across the country will no doubt be aware that the Premiership teams are about to make their entrance into this season's FA Cup when the third round takes place in early January, and the competition has already produced a treat.

That's because North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur were drawn out of the hat together, and will resume their fierce rivalry at the Emirates Stadium on January, with the FA Cup providing a great chance for both teams to get their hands on some much-needed silverware.

The sides haven't met in the competition since 2001, when the Gunners ran out 2-1 winners in the semi-final before going on to lose the final to Liverpool.

Games between the two sides are famous for being high-scoring affairs, with results like 5-2, 3-3 and even 4-4 having been recording in recent North London derbies.

Most of the tickets for the game are likely to be snapped up by season ticket holders, although attendances at the Emirates have been declining over the last two seasons, meaning increasing numbers of seats are being made available to the general public.

Anyone who wants to be there for what is sure to be the most exciting tie of the round should check the Arsenal website for ticket details.

With Arsenal having taken the points when the sides last met in August, Spurs will be out for revenge, and always raise their game when they play their closest rivals.

And with both teams having suffered heavy league defeats this weekend (December 14th and 15th), the FA Cup is likely to provide a chance to put things right and get off on the right foot as they bid to reach the Wembley final in May.

The Emirates Stadium is located close to Holloway Road, Arsenal and Finsbury Park tube stations.

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