Olivier Giroud’s scoring streak has continued as he has struck late to give Arsenal a 2-1 victory at Championship side Preston North End in the FA Cup third round.

Arsenal were a different proposition after the break and equalized a minute after the restart when Ramsey fired home from the edge of the area after Alex Iwobi’s lay-off.

Giroud’s deflected finish in the 89th minute on Saturday was rough on Preston who had dominated the opening period after Callum Robinson had given them an early lead.

The hosts looked capable of holding out for a replay but Giroud struck for the fourth match in a row when he capitalized on a clever back heel by Lucas Perez.

Preston were left to rue missed chances before the break, the best of which saw Jordan Hugill somehow fail to connect with a Robinson cross with the goal gaping.

Robinson also had a goal ruled out for an infringement.

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LONDON – Arsenal were again indebted to Olivier Giroud after the Frenchman’s 89th-minute strike secured a 2-1 victory at second-tier Preston …