Norwich City will host Arsenal if they beat Saints

PUBLISHED: 19:45 09 January 2017 | UPDATED: 19:45 09 January 2017

Alexander Tettey of Norwich congratulates Steven Naismith of Norwich on his goal during the third round of the FA Cup at Carrow Road, Norwich
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Alexander Tettey of Norwich congratulates Steven Naismith of Norwich on his goal during the third round of the FA Cup at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 07/01/2017

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Norwich City have been handed a huge incentive to win next week's FA Cup replay at Southampton.

The winners of that game will be at home to mighty Arsenal, who have won the trophy a joint record 12 times, in the fourth round on the weekend of January 28-29.

A home tie against the Gunners would be a huge money spinner for the Canaries, with a big attendance guaranteed and the possibility of live television coverage to go with it - but first they have to see off the Saints at St Mary’s on Wednesday week following a 2-2 draw at Carrow Road on Saturday.

The two sides last met in April when a goal from Danny Welbeck earned the Gunners a 1-0 win at the Emirates that took their opponents another step closer to Premier League relegation.

The previous meeting at Carrow Road, in November 2015, was a far more positive affair, with Lewis Grabban cancelling out an opening goal from Mezut Ozil to earn Alex Neil’s team a highly respectable 1-1 draw.

Arsenal needed a late goal from Olivier Giroud to see off Championship outfit Preston North End 2-1 in the third round.

Fourth round draw:

Tottenham v Wycombe

Derby v Leicester

Oxford v Birmingham/Newcastle

Sutton/AFC Wimbledon v Cambridge or Leeds

Liverpool/Plymouth v Wolves

Souhampton/Norwich v Arsenal

Ipswich/Lincoln v Brighton

Chelsea v Brentford

Manchester United v Wigan

Millwall v Watford

Rochdale v Huddersfield

Sunderland/Burnley v Bristol City/Fleetwood

Blackburn v Barnsley/Blackpool

Fulham v Hull

Middlesbrough v Accrington Stanley

Bolton/Crystal Palace v Manchester City

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