The FA Cup fourth round draw ceremony took place ahead of Sunday night’s third round match between heavyweights Manchester City and Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium.
The results of the FA Cup fourth round draw are out, with fixtures due at the end of the month.
16 matches will take place between Friday 27 January and Monday 30 January, although there will be replays of the third round beforehand. Liverpool are among the clubs that will have to play the extra game after they drew 2-2 with Wolves on Saturday night.
The Reds’ arch-rivals Manchester United need no such replay after beating Everton 3-1 on Friday night, while Arsenal must overcome Oxford United on Monday to book their place in the fourth round. Newcastle are among the teams not to progress after being dumped out of the cup by Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday in one of the competition’s upsets.
Here is the FA Cup fourth round full draw.
- PRESTON NORTH END vs TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
- SOUTHAMPTON vs BLACKPOOL
- WREXHAM vs SHEFFIELD UNITED
- IPSWICH vs BURNLEY
- MANCHESTER UNITED vs READING
- LUTON TOWN or WIGAN ATHLETIC vs GRIMSBY
- DERBY COUNTY vs WEST HAM UNITED
- STOKE CITY vs ASTON VILLA or STEVENAGE
- BLACKBURN ROVERS vs FOREST GREEN ROVERS or BIRMINGHAM CITY
- WALSALL vs LEICESTER CITY
- SHEFFIELD Wednesday vs FLEETWOOD TOWN
- MANCHESTER CITY or CHELSEA vs OXFORD or ARSENAL
- BRISTOL CITY or SWANSEA CITY vs CHESTERFIELD or WEST BROMWICH ALBION
- BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION vs LIVERPOOL or WOLVES
- FULHAM vs SUNDERLAND
- BOREHAM WOOD or ACCRINGTON STANLEY vs CARDIFF CITY or LEEDS UNITED
The mouthpiece of the fourth round is the potential match between Arsenal and the winner of the match between Manchester City and Chelsea, as long as they defeat League One side Oxford United on Monday evening. Few would bet against the Gunners’ progress, but Mikel Arteta is taking nothing for granted ahead of the Kassam Stadium showdown.
“It’s always complicated. I’ve played there a few times and experienced very difficult matches, so it will be difficult,” said the Spaniard from the Oxford stadium. “We have to take the competition and the opponent very seriously and play well, at a high level to win the match.
“It will be difficult. Frooooooooooooooom what we saw, they played in different ways and also results-wise they had a bit of everything. It will be a very special night and everyone will raise their level and it will be difficult. It is obviously a competition that is linked to the successful history of this club, so on Monday we will have a good start and a good test.”
Arteta also confirmed that he could return Emile Smith Rowe against Oxford following the playmaker’s three-month absence following groin surgery. It seems unlikely that the Englishman will play the full match, but he could feature in some capacity for Oxfordshire.