Arsenal's Olivier Giroud.

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud. Photo: AP

Premier League leaders Arsenal will face arch rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the pick of next month's FA Cup third-round ties.

Between them the north London clubs have won the FA Cup 18 times, although Arsenal has not lifted the trophy since 2005 - its last major piece of silverware - while the last of Spurs' eight wins was in 1991.

So far this season the clubs have met just once, with Arsenal enjoying a 1-0 Premier League win at the Emirates Stadium thanks to a goal from French striker Olivier Giroud.

Manchester United, the only side to have won the FA Cup more often than the London duo, was also handed an all-Premier League tie in the third-round draw on Sunday. It will face Swansea at home. United has won the FA Cup 11 times but the last was in 2004.

The other all-Premier League ties pit Norwich against Fulham, with Newcastle at home to Cardiff and West Brom welcoming Crystal Palace to the Hawthorns.

Arsenal is five points clear at the top of the Premier League after a 1-1 draw against Everton.

AFP