Norwich City will host Arsenal if they beat Saints

Alexander Tettey of Norwich congratulates Steven Naismith of Norwich on his goal during the third ro

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 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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.

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

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