Date: 5th January 2017 at 12:50am
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The Football Association have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Preston North End this Saturday.

Arsenal travel to Preston North End on Saturday January 7 for the FA Cup Third Round tie at Deepdale and the match carries a 5.30pm kick off.

Referee: Robert Madley
Linesmen: Andrew Fox and Geoffrey Russell
Fourth Official: Kevin Johnson

Match Day referee Madley has officiated 18 games in 2016/17 with a return of 78 yellow cards and two red cards.

This season his highest card count was eight between Tottenham and Liverpool in August.

He took in 35 matches in 2015-16 and in those games, across all competitions and football divisions, he handed out a total of 96 yellow cards and six red cards.

He was most card happy in the match between Chelsea and West Ham in March with eight yellows being shown, prior to that Chelsea and Southampton in October saw seven yellows.

Let`s hope it`s not another repeat and more of our players edge closer to automatic bans.

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