At Deepdale Stadium in Preston, the picture of the English Championship as Preston North End welcomes the “giants” of the Premier League, such as Arsenal, in corresponding match for the third round of the FA Cup.
The history in direct confrontations favors to Arsenal, who in 77 games, left with 32 victories against 26 of Preston, being the remainder e19 draws; Their most recent record was in 1999 in first-round matches, at which time the Gunners were again left with the games, first a 4-1 victory at Preston in the EFL Cup in January, followed by a 2-1 win in Highbury in the FA Cup in October.
For a change, the numbers of Preston are not good in FA Cup, to the point that in the last edition was eliminated by a inferior equipment as is the Peterborough and if we consider the numbers before teams of Premier, since it has not been able to happen of Series against them so was season 2014/15 against Manchester United, against Chelsea in 2008/09 and Liverpool in 2009/10, but wants to take advantage of the many variants that are expected in Arsenal for this game.
And is that, Arsene Wenger has already indicated that for this match will give resting their key players due to the game’s success, and that he has in mind to focus on the first team to start defining what he looks for in the Premier, where at the moment it is Fifth, qualifying the Europa League, something that is not good at a team like Arsenal.
True, playing at home Preston has done relatively well and Arsenal is going through a deep fall in form right now, plus that, a team of young gunners is expected to take the field at Deepdale this Saturday, but Despite this, from our point of view, there is a difference of level in these templates, and not to mention that the youngsters of Arsenal, will want to demonstrate that they can be part of the first team and much more to a team like Preston than when faced with Elite teams, because nothing happens.