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Premier League leaders Arsenal will be expected to extend a run of 13 successful FA Cup ties against teams from outside the top two divisions of English football when they visit Oxford United in the 2022/23 third round on Monday.
The Gunners last lost to opponents meeting that description when they were knocked out by Wrexham in 1992, and Oxford's current run of one win in six league games will only add to the FA Cup shock if they can earn a positive result against the team six points clear at the top-flight summit.
"From what we’ve seen, they’ve played in different ways – and result-wise as well, they’ve had a bit of everything," said Arteta. "It’ll be a very special night and everybody will raise their level. It will be tough."
The Sporting News is following the match live and providing live score updates and commentary.
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75 mins: Oxford 0-2 Arsenal
Emile Smith Rowe makes his much-anticipated return from a long-term groin injury, replacing Bukayo Saka. Oxford fail to do much with their corner.
73 mins: Oxford 0-2 Arsenal
Oxford force a corner down the left. Can they find a way back into this tie?
71 mins: Oxford 0-2 Arsenal
That was a terrific goal from Arsenal, who were inspired by Fabio Vieira again. This time the midfielder collected a Mohamed Elneny pass through the centre and found Eddie Nketiah with a perceptive low pass that sliced through the Oxford defence.
Nketiah showed composure to take a touch beyond advancing goalkeeper Joe McGinty and roll his finish into the net.
70 mins: GOAL – Oxford 0-2 Arsenal (Eddie Nketiah)
Fabio Vieira and Eddie Nketiah combine for a slick second that might well seal Arsenal's progress!
69 mins: Oxford 0-1 Arsenal
Karl Robinson looks somewhat pained on the touchline. You can guarantee Oxford, who've impressed tonight, will keep going – as they do, trying to build an attack on the left.
66 mins: Oxford 0-1 Arsenal
That header ended Arsenal's run of 236 minutes without a goal in the FA Cup – their longest since going 183 minutes without scoring between January and March 2016.— Arsenal (@Arsenal) January 9, 2023
64 mins: Oxford 0-1 Arsenal
That, as the ready-made commentating line might have it, was a moment of quality that can make a difference in a tight cup tie.
Fabio Vieira's inswinging free-kick from just outside the Oxford penalty area on the left was of an excellence that would bamboozle many a Premier League defence.
Takehiro Tomiyasu almost got on the end of it in front of goal, but Mohamed Elneny was behind him and would have struggled to miss from that distance.
63 mins: GOAL – Oxford 0-1 Arsenal (Mohamed Elneny)
A fizzing free-kick leads to Arsenal taking the lead!
61 mins: Oxford 0-0 Arsenal
Subs for both sides! Kieran Tierney and Albert Sambi Lokonga make way for Oleksandr Zinchenko and Granit Xhaka, while Josh Murphy is replaced by experienced forward Yanit Wildschut for Oxford.
58 mins: Oxford 0-0 Arsenal
Matt Taylor goes too far with a challenge on the unimpressed Gabriel, flinging an arm around his neck as the pair compete for a ball.
Taylor and his teammates, understandably, are letting Arsenal feel their presence tonight – but they need to be a tad careful.
58 mins: Oxford 0-0 Arsenal
Oxford aren't deterred by that spell of Arsenal pressure. Ciaron Brown swings in an inviting cross from the left, and Gabriel does well to clear from the six-yard box.
Brown then receives a yellow card for a tangle with Eddie Nketiah.
56 mins: Oxford 0-0 Arsenal
Gabriel Martinelli causes Oxford a couple of scares with vicious inswinging corners from the right. There's a clank of the goal frame as the first goes behind, and it's not clear whether that was caused by the ball or Joe McGinty covering his line.
The second delivery from Martinelli is only partially cleared, winding up in a corner from the other side that culminates in a goal kick for Oxford via some brave goalkeeping by McGinty.
55 mins: Oxford 0-0 Arsenal
Arsenal go as close as they have all night! Bukayo Saka shows typical fleet-footedness to outfox his markers inside the penalty area on the right, cuts back and drills in a low shot that Lewis Bate clears off the line!
Keep battling hard Yellows ???? pic.twitter.com/b4fP7ZAvUI— Oxford United FC (@OUFCOfficial) January 9, 2023
53 mins: Oxford 0-0 Arsenal
Oxford are harassing Arsenal and almost create a dangerous opportunity from the left. Billy Bodin's initial cross is unconvincingly cleared, and the former Wales international then shows lovely footwork to fashion space on the byline, only for the ball to narrowly cross the line for a goal kick.
51 mins: Oxford 0-0 Arsenal
Kieran Tierney arrows a throw-in towards the near post from near the corner flag on the left. Oxford clear with ease, then Matt Taylor wins a foul as the result of a clumsy challenge by Albert Sambi Lokonga.
49 mins: Oxford 0-0 Arsenal
Best chance for Oxford so far! Ciaron Brown receives the ball from a throw-in inside the hosts' half and bounces a pass beyond Arsenal's defence along the inside channel.
Matt Taylor is on to it but can't quite get possession under control as Matt Turner races to the edge of his penalty area to smother. Alert goalkeeping.
47 mins: Oxford 0-0 Arsenal
Gabriel Martinelli has the chance to send in a corner from the left. Oxford deal with the danger comfortably. It's been more than two-and-a-half hours since Arsenal have scored in all competitions.
46 mins: Oxford 0-0 Arsenal
You wouldn't need to be a body language expert to see that Mikel Arteta was not happy as he emerged from the tunnel, and he also appeared to have some stern words for one of the officiating team.
Arsenal's players were sent out early for the second half, with Bukayo Saka among those appearing to be deep in conversation. They kick off the resumption of the action – will a rocket from Arteta ensure a bright start from them?
HALF-TIME: Oxford 0-0 Arsenal
An upset is on! Only a replay at the moment, what with neither side having really troubled the opposition goalkeeper yet, but lively, organised Oxford are yet to look hugely troubled by Arsenal.
In the midst of a superb season when they are credibly challenging for the Premier League title as frontrunners, you could understand if the Premier League side were lacking a little motivation tonight. They won't want a replay, though, which they would have to slot around games against Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.
Can the League One side match their effort with more attacking threat? Will Arsenal bring on the big Gunners? The second half looks an engrossing prospect.
42 mins: Oxford 0-0 Arsenal
Kieran Tierney lobs another long throw into Oxford's box from the left. Eddie Nketiah can only see it behind, much to the pleasure of most of the fans here.
41 mins: Oxford 0-0 Arsenal
Ciaron Brown launches a long throw into the Arsenal penalty area from the left, which Arsenal clear after at least two attempts to do so.
Djavan Anderson gives the ball away, allowing Gabriel Martinelli to race away down the left before the Dutchman catches up and concedes a throw-in in a useful position for Arsenal. Determined defending – and he raises an apologetic arm after atoning for his error.
40 mins: Oxford 0-0 Arsenal
Neither side has had a shot on target yet. Arsenal are on course not to score in the first half for a fourth time in five games in all competitions.
38 mins: Oxford 0-0 Arsenal
Given time to swing in a cross from near the penalty area on the left, Kieran Tierney scoops a dreadful delivery beyond the far post and behind.
Mikel Arteta grits his teeth, although he tends to do that anyway. The Oxford faithful produce a roar of approval as the ball sails towards them.
35 mins: Oxford 0-0 Arsenal
Albert Sambi Lokonga is slapping his arm and convinced he should have a penalty after seeing his shot deflected behind from inside the penalty area.
Replays show that Elliott Moore did handle the ball as he went down, but there was very little the defender could have done about it. VAR doesn't get a chance to unfairly spoil the spectacle, as it's not casting its dubious spectre over this game.
33 mins: Oxford 0-0 Arsenal
"We forgot that you were here," sing Oxford's fans to their Arsenal counterparts, to the tune of Status Quo's 'Rockin' All Over the World.'— Oxford United FC (@OUFCOfficial) January 9, 2023
31 mins: Oxford 0-0 Arsenal
Eddie Nketiah is deemed offside as he tries to elude Elliott Moore in pursuit of an attempted Takehiro Tomiyasu pass.
Mikel Arteta offers brisk applause to his players and a few words of encouragement. He looks like he wants them to up the ante – they're lacking momentum and inspiration right now.
29 mins: Oxford 0-0 Arsenal
Takehiro Tomiyasu reaches a promising position on the right midway inside the Oxford half, then runs out of ideas in a measure of how well Arsenal's opponents are defending tonight.
A loud roar goes up as Tomiyasu's attempt at a low pass forward rolls harmlessly behind for a goal kick.
27 mins: Oxford 0-0 Arsenal
Bukayo Saka loses another battle with Ciaron Brown, this time entering the Oxford box on the right and seeing his attempt at a low cross blocked by the defender, who lumps the ball clear.
A reminder: the winners of this tie, which will go to a replay if it finishes as a draw after 90 minutes, will be away to Manchester City in the fourth round.
26 mins: Oxford 0-0 Arsenal
Bukayo Saka goes down clutching his foot and wincing after a fair challenge from Ciaron Brown.
"You shouldn't be kicking the ball out for that," says former Arsenal defender Lee Dixon on ITV, as those noisy home fans show no sympathy for the England wideman.
24 mins: Oxford 0-0 Arsenal
Oxford are growing in belief. Cameron Brannagan bustles towards the Arsenal penalty area through the centre, then rattles in a low shot that is deflected away.
They're yet to have a shot on target, but Arsenal aren't entirely comfortable here. It's building into an absorbing tie.
22 mins: Oxford 0-0 Arsenal
This is a useful spell for Oxford. Josh Murphy attempts a backheel after playing a one-two from a throw-in level with Arsenal's penalty area on the left, then battles tenaciously to win the ball back as his side look for an opening.
Ciaron Brown concedes a foul for leaving an elbow in on Takehiro Tomiyasu, albeit with no malice. Oxford manager Karl Robinson reckons it was a fair challenge, judging by his response.
20 mins: Oxford 0-0 Arsenal
A loud chant of "boring, boring Arsenal" goes up from the home crowd. Then two tasty - and successful - challenges go in from their heroes, just to ramp the excellent atmosphere up a notch.
18 mins: Oxford 0-0 Arsenal
Oxford haven’t scored in any of their last five games against Arsenal in all competitions, although they've only lost two of those matches.
The U's last billowed the onion bag against these opponents in a top-flight match in May 1986.
16 mins: Oxford 0-0 Arsenal
Decent chance for Arsenal: Billy Bodin and Ciaron Brown cross wires in a dangerous area on Oxford's right, allowing their opponents to launch an attack.
Bukayo Saka releases Takehiro Tomiyasu with a low ball into the penalty area on the right, but the full-back doesn't make the most of the opportunity to create danger in space, firing a low delivery into the gloves of the diving Ed McGinty.
14 mins: Oxford 0-0 Arsenal
Here's how the teams looked when they emerged! Arsenal have had the better of play but you wouldn't guess Oxford were two divisions below them from the opening 15 minutes.— Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) January 9, 2023
13 mins: Oxford 0-0 Arsenal
Kieran Tierney wipes the ball with a towel, takes a few steps back and launches a long throw into Oxford's penalty area from the left, which is cleared at the second time of asking.
A quintessential FA Cup third round sight, that throw-in tactic – although not one you'd immediately associate with Arsenal, who've been ousted at an early stage on a few occasions in the competition by teams opting to take a direct approach against them.
12 mins: Oxford 0-0 Arsenal
A loud roar goes up as Arsenal fudge a throw-in on the right, sending the ball behind for a goal-kick. That was their first little spell of discernable pressure, and Oxford dealt with it comfortably.
11 mins: Oxford 0-0 Arsenal
Another corner to Arsenal on the same left-hand side. Gabriel Martinelli tries to find his defensive namesake with an outswinging delivery towards the centre spot, where Ciaron Brown heads decisively clear.
10 mins: Oxford 0-0 Arsenal
This is an obvious chance for Kieran Tierney to stake his claim for a more regular Arsenal starting berth. The Scotland international forages down the left and wins a free-kick off the attentive Josh Murphy.
8 mins: Oxford 0-0 Arsenal
Bukayo Saka is on his bike for the first time this morning. Ciaron Brown edges in front of him and goes to ground just inside the Oxford penalty area, receiving a free-kick in his favour for his trouble.
Slightly fortunate, perhaps, for Brown, who looked to have been part of a 50-50 there, although Saka probably did nudge him off balance. There's no VAR tonight.
7 mins: Oxford 0-0 Arsenal
Promising for Oxford: Josh Murphy reaches the edge of the Arsenal penalty area on the right and clips a cross towards the centre of the box, where Matt Turner claims it comfortably.
5 mins: Oxford 0-0 Arsenal
This has been a quiet start on the pitch, which may suit both teams. Oxford will want to have steadied any nerves, while Arsenal might well be happy to bide their time and wait for openings in which to use their superior cutting edge.
3 mins: Oxford 0-0 Arsenal
Oxford play passes around at the back, looking neat and tidy. Then Ciaron Brown lumps an aimless pass down the left-hand channel, which finds its way back to Matt Turner.
1 min: Oxford 0-0 Arsenal
Oxford start the show! The underdogs keep the ball nicely for the opening few seconds, then Arsenal retrieve possession and try to launch an attack down the right before moving play back to Matt Turner in goal.
This is the steady start the hosts would have wanted in front of a predictably boisterous crowd. Mikel Arteta is focusing that stern gaze forward on the touchline.
5 mins from kickoff: One of Oxford's best-known fans - eccentric British artist Timmy Mallett - is in the packed crowd, as is another highly creative individual: former Arsenal and England midfielder David Platt.
The teams, meanwhile, are in the tunnel. We're almost ready to roll!
15 mins from kickoff: "It's a big competition for us," Mikel Arteta tells Arsenal legend Ian Wright, speaking on ITV.
"We have tried to explain how important it is for this club and we need to show that on the pitch today. We missed Emile – we know at his best, he is a big player for us."
???? Mikel Arteta says it won't be easy against their opponents, Oxford United in their 3rd round FA Cup match.
???? Will Arsenal prove to be too difficult a task for Oxford?#EmiratesFACup pic.twitter.com/MJdtHXhUeZ
30 mins from kickoff: Arsenal are wearing an all-white one-off kit tonight, which you can read more about on sportingnews.com.
No More [email protected] pic.twitter.com/gcqPqpxnut— Arsenal (@Arsenal) January 9, 2023
45 mins from kickoff: Here's how Arsenal start! Mikel Arteta makes seven changes, with only Gabriel, Eddie Nketiah, Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli retaining their places from the goalless draw at home to Newcastle.
Emile Smith Rowe makes his long-awaited return from a groin injury among the substitutes.— Arsenal (@Arsenal) January 9, 2023
60 mins from kickoff: Team news! Oxford start like this: McGinty (GK) – Anderson, Moore, Long, Brown – Bate, McGuane, Brannagan – Bodin, Taylor, Murphy.
Here's what home boss Karl Robinson has to say about that.— Oxford United FC (@OUFCOfficial) January 9, 2023
75 mins from kickoff: As we await team news, don't forget to follow our dedicated football channel, Sporting News Football Club, on Twitter and Instagram.
Full of stats and insights on the FA Cup, Premier League and beyond, it's your essential social media companion to the beautiful game.— Sporting News Football Club (@sn_footballclub) January 9, 2023
90 mins from kickoff: Arsenal have only been eliminated in two of their last 26 FA Cup third round ties – both times against Nottingham Forest, in 2017-18 and 2021-22.
The Gunners last went out at this stage in consecutive seasons in 1994-95 (vs Millwall) and 1995-96 (vs Sheffield United).— Arsenal (@Arsenal) January 9, 2023
105 mins from kickoff: Opened in 2001, the Kassam Stadium is named after former Oxford chairman Firoz Kassam and has had an average attendance so far in League One this season of 7,958.
There were 16,500 people here to see Elton John play a gig in the summer of 2006.— Oxford United FC (@OUFCOfficial) January 9, 2023
120 mins from kickoff: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News' coverage of Arsenal's first game in this season's FA Cup, when they are facing an Oxford side whose head coach, Karl Robinson, has described their campaign so far as "bang average".
Arsenal's has been anything but, establishing a six-point lead at the top of the Premier League which will count for nothing when they kick off at the Kassam Stadium this evening. A repeat of the routine 2-0 win they secured against the U's at this stage in the 2002/03 season, when Dennis Bergkamp became a Gunners goal centurion, would be ideal for the Gunners – but their hosts face little pressure as they chase an upset.Oxford vs. Arsenal predicted lineups
Oxford head coach Karl Robinson has two new defenders to call upon for a sold-out game that gave him the novelty of speaking to dozens of reporters, with millions likely to watch his players take on the 14-time FA Cup winners.
Hull City’s Brandon Fleming has moved to United on loan and 20-year-old centre-back Stephan Negru joined from League of Ireland Premier Division side Shelbourne at the start of the year.
Oxford lineup (4-3-3): McGinty (GK) – Anderson, Moore, Long, Fleming – Bate, McGuane, Brannagan – Wildschut, Taylor, Goodrham
Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta says he has no new injury concerns following the goalless draw at home to Newcastle, so Eddie Nketiah could continue in attack in place of the injured Gabriel Jesus (knee).
Arteta will monitor Emile Smith Rowe in training and hopes the midfielder, who he called "incredible" in his pre-match press conference, will be able to make his return from a long-term groin injury. Reiss Nelson is still out.
Arsenal lineup (4-3-3): Ramsdale (GK) – Tomiyasu, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney – Odegaard, Elneny, Xhaka – Vieira, Nketiah, Martinelli
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Oxford play host to Arsenal at the Kassam Stadium in Oxford, England. It kicks off at 8 p.m. BST on Monday, January 9.
Here's how that time translates across some of the major territories:Kickoff time USA 15:00 ET Canada 15:00 ET UK 20:00 GMT Australia 07:00 AEDT* India 01:30 IST Hong Kong 05:00 HKT* Malaysia 05:00 HKT* Singapore 05:00 HKT* New Zealand 09:00 NZDT*
*Game starts on January 10 in these time zonesOxford vs. Arsenal live stream, TV channel
Here's how to watch all of the action from this match in some of the major territories:TV channel Streaming USA — ESPN+ Canada — Sportsnet UK ITV1 ITVX Australia — Paramount+ New Zealand — beIN Sports Connect India — SONY TEN 2, JioTV Hong Kong — — Malaysia — Astro Supersport 4, sooka, Astro Go Singapore — 111 mio Sports 1