Arsenal star on Twitter: 'Just a small FA Cup tie...'

Arsenal face Tottenham in the FA Cup in January.

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur will face off in the tie of the round when the FA Cup begins in January.

Arsene Wenger responded curtly when he was told about the draw after the game with Everton, "There are not enough tough games, they gave us another one."

Quite how the situation in the Premier League will look by then is anybody's guess, with the Gunners already five points clear - but facing a tricky run of fixtures - Manchester City and Chelsea are up next.

And that's after they face Napoli on Wednesday in the crucial Champions League fixture.

The added pressure was discussed by star midfielder Aaron Ramsey on his Twitter feed, who took a similarly sarcastic approach to boss Arsene Wenger.

Ramsey is kidding no-one, the game will be huge - and one Tottenham will be desperate to win to save face after the way they have recently slipped behind the Gunners.

Their last three trips to the Emirates have ended in defeat, 5-2, 5-2, and 1-0, but they have added reason to be pessimistic about the tie.

Spurs will come into the game on the back of a New Years Day, meaning Spurs will have less than a week to prepare for a second tough away game in a row.

Advantage Arsenal? Well it will certainly depend on what form the Gunners are in by then, but we are willing to make an early prediction for this 'small' FA Cup tie.

It will end in a draw, with Tottenham forcing a replay - Just to add 'another tough game' to Mr Wenger's schedule.

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