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Arsenal to host Liverpool in FA Cup third round

Arsenal will face Liverpool in the next round of the FA Cup. Photo: Paul Ellis/AFP

Arsenal will host Liverpool in a blockbuster third-round FA Cup tie next month featuring sides that have won the competition 22 times between them.

The Premier League giants are meeting for the first time in the competition since Arsenal won a fifth-round tie 2-1 in 2014.

The Gunners have come out on top in their past three FA Cup clashes, with Liverpool’s last victory in the final of 2001.

Championship side Sunderland are paired with neighbours Newcastle, who will travel to the Stadium of Light over the weekend of January 6 and 7.

There are several other all Premier League ties, with Tottenham hosting Burnley, Everton travelling to Crystal Palace and Brentford facing Wolves.

Reigning champions Manchester City were handed a home tie against Championship strugglers Huddersfield while Manchester United will make the short trip to former champions Wigan.

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