If today's match is a draw after 90 minutes, there will be no extra-time, instead there will be a replay at Ninian Park on Tuesday, January 17, 7.45pm kick-off. If the scores are still level at full-time in the replay, there will be extra-time, and then, if necessary, a penalty shoot-out.
FOURTH ROUND DRAW
The draw for the Fourth Round of the FA Cup will take place at Soho Square on Monday, January 9 at 1.30pm. Arsenal or Cardiff will be ball number 16 in the draw. The Fourth Round will take place on the weekend of January 28 and 29. The full list of numbers is:
1 West Bromwich Albion or Reading
2 Fulham or Leyton Orient
3 Brighton & Hove Albion or Coventry City
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers or Plymouth Argyle
5 Port Vale or Doncaster Rovers
6 Sheffield Wednesday or Charlton Athletic
7 Torquay United or Birmingham City
8 Manchester City or Scunthorpe United
9 Newcastle United or Mansfield Town
10 Luton Town or Liverpool
11 Preston North End or Crewe Alexandra
12 Stoke City or Tamworth
13 Derby County or Burnley
14 Southampton or Milton Keynes Dons
15 Blackburn Rovers or Queens Park Rangers
16 Arsenal or Cardiff City
17 Stockport County or Brentford
18 Norwich City or West Ham United
19 Ipswich Town or Portsmouth
20 Wigan Athletic or Leeds United
21 Sunderland or Northwich Victoria
22 Chelsea or Huddersfield Town
23 Cheltenham Town or Chester City
24 Leicester City or Tottenham Hotspur
25 Watford or Bolton Wanderers
26 Sheffield United or Colchester United
27 Nuneaton Borough or Middlesbrough
28 Hull City or Aston Villa
29 Barnsley or Walsall
30 Burton Albion or Manchester United
31 Crystal Palace or Northampton Town
32 Millwall or Everton
FA CUP PRIZE MONEY
The prize money for the 2006 FA Cup is as follows:
Third Round winners (32) £40,000
Fourth Round winners (16) £60,000
Fifth Round winners (8) £120,000
Sixth Round winners (4) £300,000
Semi-Final winners (2) £900,000
Cup winners (1) £1,000,000
The Arsenal Shop on Avenell Road will not be open after today's game. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
JOIN THE REDSECTION AGAINST WIGAN
Following on from last season's success with the REDsection versus Everton in the Carling Cup, and this season's REDsection v Reading, Arsenal supporters group REDaction can now confirm that the Club have agreed to them having another REDsection for the Carling Cup home game versus Wigan on Tuesday, January 24. The REDsection will be located in the North Bank Lower, as close to the centre as possible. Tickets will be £20 for adults and £10 for children. If you want to sit in the REDsection, applications can be made by post or handed in to The Travel Club offices, NOT the Box Office. Please send a covering letter/booking form stating your seven digit Membership number(s), credit/debit card number, start date/expiry date and Issue number, if applicable. Or, alternatively, a blank cheque made payable to Arsenal Football Club. Booking fees apply. Please send these applications to the Travel Club offices, marked:
REDsection v Wigan
FAO Sue Campbell
The Travel Club
Arsenal Football Club, Arsenal Stadium
Avenell Road, Highbury, London N5 1BU
Prior to kick-off today, Dominic Warren will be presented with his award after voted Arsenal in the Community's Volunteer of the Year for 2005. Dominic, who has been volunteering for Arsenal Study Support since January 2004, has worked with eight different after school groups on Wednesday afternoons and has always managed to organise his paid-work time around his volunteering commitments with the Study Support Centre. At half-time presentations will be made to the Arsenal Ex-Professional and Celebrity X1 Award Winners. Danny O'Shea won the Player of the Year, Top Goalscorer was Martin Offiah while the Loyalty Award goes to Mark Burdis.
PATRICK CREGG TO FALKIRK
Arsenal youngster Patrick Cregg has signed for Scottish Premier League side Falkirk, on an 18-month deal, subject to a medical. The 19 year-old midfielder made his Arsenal first-team debut last season, as a substitute in the 3-1 Carling Cup win over Everton, and also came off the bench in that season's Quarter-Final at Old Trafford. This season the Irish Youth International from Dublin was restricted to a late substitute appearance against Sunderland in the Carling Cup Third Round. Patrick joins fellow former Arsenal youngster Stephen O'Donnell at the Bairns. Everybody at Arsenal FC would like to wish Patrick all the best for the future.
Arsenal Football Club were saddened to learn of the recent death of one of our long serving stewards, Claire Michael. Claire passed away on December 24, 2005 following a short period of illness. She had been a steward in the Clock End for many years and was very popular with all her colleagues and the supporters she looked after. She leaves three young children. Arsenal Football Club sends their condolences to Claire's family and children.
MAN UNITED FIXTURE REARRANGEMENT
Arsenal's Premier League fixture at Old Trafford this season has been re-arranged for live television coverage. The match will now take place as:
Manchester United v Arsenal
FA Premier League
Sunday, April 9, 2006
Kick Off: 4pm
Live on Sky Sports
WHO IS YOUR ALL-TIME ARSENAL FA CUP HERO?
Arsenal have lifted the famous old trophy on 10 occasions and a host of Gunners stars from the past and present have made their mark in the competition. In this, the 125th season of the FA Cup, the FA are compiling an official FA Cup Heroes Team featuring a player in each position, a manager and an overall FA Cup legend, who will be crowned the number one FA Cup hero of all time. Arsenal will be nominating one goalkeeper, one defender, one midfielder, one forward and one manager from the Club's history to compete for a place in the FA Cup Heroes Team, and we want YOUR input. Who would you nominate in each position and which manager would you choose? Arsenal.com will be running the poll on line, so email your suggestions to the site now. We'll compile a shortlist from your choices and let registered members of Arsenal.com make the final decision over who the Club nominates.
DAVID ROCASTLE TRUST
To help raise money for the Club's Charity of the Season, The David Rocastle Trust, the Club has produced key rings to be sold in aid of the charity founded in 'Rocky's' name. The pound coin sized key rings can be used in supermarket trolleys which require a coin to operate and also make a great golf ball marker. They are available in the Club shops priced £1.50 and can be purchased via post by making cheques payable to 'The David Rocastle' Trust. We hope supporters will help raise funds for the charity and continue to support the Trust in David Rocastle's memory. Cheques and donations should be posted to The David Rocastle Trust, Arsenal Football Club, Arsenal Stadium, Avenell Road, Highbury, London, N5 1BU.
Arsenal's game against Middlesbrough this Saturday will be themed, '1913 Day', a celebration of the year Arsenal came to Highbury from south London. To kick-off the 1913 Day celebrations, the Final Salute mural displayed at Arsenal Tube Station, will be officially unveiled next week. The mural looks at Highbury's history and illustrates some of the greatest footballing moments and events which have shaped the stadium's 93-year history. We want all supporters to get involved on Saturday and the Club is urging fans to enter into the spirit of day and come dressed in 1913 apparel! So dust off your flat caps and waistcoats and you could be in with a chance of picking up a warm-up t-shirt signed and worn by a player pre-match if you're spotted by the Club. Junior Gunners are also invited to participate and the best dressed youngsters reflecting the era will be asked to parade around the pitch before kick-off. Please see Arsenal.com for competition details. Also, the best selling chocolate bar from 1913, Cadbury's Dairy Milk, will be given away free with each hot dog purchased inside the stadium that day. For further information on any of the final season celebrations, you can contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.