EPL big guns avoid each other in fourth round

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Lon­don, UK - Mikel Arteta said he saw two sides of the Arse­nal team he has in­her­ited af­ter a greatly im­proved sec­ond-half per­for­mance se­cured a 1-0 win over Leeds to reach the FA Cup fourth round on Mon­day.

The Gun­ners made Leeds pay for their profli­gacy with a host of wasted first-half chances be­fore Reiss Nel­son scored the win­ner ten min­utes into the sec­ond pe­riod.

How­ever, Arteta was not im­pressed by his side's start to the game and claimed he had learned a lot from how they re­acted to beat­ing Manch­ester United 2-0 on New Year's Day to kick­start his reign in charge.

Lon­don, UK - League One Shrews­bury could host Euro­pean cham­pi­ons Liver­pool in the FA Cup fourth round later this month as hold­ers Manch­ester City take on Ful­ham.

The Shrews host Bris­tol City in a third round re­play with the win­ners earn­ing the right to take on the English Premier League (EPL) lead­ers. Chelsea also face lower league ri­val as

"Now I'm re­ally pleased but we saw two dif­fer­ent teams from the first to sec­ond half," Arteta told the BBC.

"I tried to tell them ex­actly

Frank Lam­pard's men travel to Cham­pi­onship side Hull.

Manch­ester United and Tot­ten­ham could have a trip to EPL op­po­si­tion to con­tend with should they come through re­plays. United must over­come Wolves at home on Jan­uary 14 for the right to face ei­ther Wat­ford or League One Tran­mere Rovers.

Spurs will travel to what they were go­ing to face and af­ter 32 min­utes we had won one duel.

"We changed our at­ti­tude, de­sire and or­gan­i­sa­tion at half

Southamp­ton, where they lost on New Years' Day, if they beat Mid­dles­brough and Arse­nal face a trip to Bournemout­h.

League Two Northamp­ton, the low­est side in the English foot­ball pyra­mid sure of their place in the last 32, host Wayne Rooney's Derby.

Ties to be played over the week­end of Jan­uary 24-27. time and then we com­pletely dif­fer­ent.

"I saw them re­act when they lost against Chelsea and saw them re­act when they had won were

(AFP)

Arse­nal's Reiss Nel­son (left) shoots past Leeds United's Il­lan Mes­lier for the only goal of the match in Lon­don, UK, on Mon­day

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