5 things we learned from Arsenal’s win over Preston

Arsenal put their name in the hat for the FA Cup fourth-round draw with a 2-1 victory over Preston North End on Saturday afternoon, although the route to victory was certainly not as comfortable as the Gunners would have hoped.

With the Championship side taking the lead just seven minutes into the game, and having numerous chances to extend their lead in the first-half, Arsenal responded after the break with goals from Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud.

The performance was far from vintage for Arsene Wenger’s side but the Gunners will take credit for the fact they’ve battled back to secure a positive result once again, having trailed Bournemouth 3-0 last week before securing a draw.

Arsenal have plenty to work on in the months ahead and we’ve cast an analytical eye back over the match to identify five things we learned from the Gunners performance.