Olivier Giroud has been Arsenal's rescue act as of late

And the Premier League side ruined Preston's day late on after Giroud bagged his fourth goal in as many matches.

The Gunners came from behind and snatched a last-gasp 2-1 victory to avoid frustration in their FA Cup third-round tie at Championship side Preston on Saturday.

"Finally one's gone in so hopefully a few more will follow but I'm just happy we won the game".

"So it was important for us to go out there and give it a good go in the second half and we did that".

Wenger said: 'I think since the start of the season we have had many, many, many comebacks and many goals in the final minutes.

After a frustrating first half of the season, Towell is hoping to force his way into the first-team in 2017 with manager Chris Hughton admitting to being impressed by his display at the weekend. Everybody contributes and he's in good form at the moment.

The visitors put their foot on the gas in the second half and drew level within just one minute of the restart through Aaron Ramsey.

"We've done it, but we need to start better, but we are pleased with the incredible support of the fans to win this game".

The injured Per Mertesacker is the club captain while fellow defender Laurent Koscielny, who did not feature against Preston, typically wears the armband in his absence. "In the second half it was a completely different game, but they defended well".

For the Preston manager, Simon Grayson, who had knocked out Manchester United out at the third-round stage when manager of Leeds, the defeat seemed especially harsh.

"I must say, the team has great ambition, a great togetherness and they respond always when they are in trouble and that's a great quality". We are not sure who is going to be in that team but whoever it is they will be worldwide players. "Maybe physically we struggled to get into the game".

  • Rogelio Becker