Arsene Wenger’s side fell behind at Deepdale to a Callum Robinson strike, but hit back through Aaron Ramsey and their French striker
Arsenal remain in the hunt for a 13th FA Cup triumph after hitting back from a goal down to secure a 2-1 third round win at Preston North End.
The Gunners fell behind at Deepdale inside seven minutes, with the ball breaking kindly for Callum Robinson to slide under David Ospina.
Arsene Wenger’s side were flat throughout the first half, but came roaring out of the traps at the start of the second.
Inside the opening minute, Aaron Ramsey collected possession on the edge of the box and rifled home his first goal of the season.
A replay was on the cards until two minutes from time when Olivier Giroud helped to edge the Premier League title hopefuls through a tricky contest.