Arsenal head into tonight’ clash full of confidence. The Gunners are still unbeaten in the league and can count themselves unlucky not to pick up all three points last Sunday at the Etihad stadium. Arsene Wenger’s attention now turns to the Capital One Cup.
The competition still seems Arsenal’s best bet at winning a trophy, and with the talent that he has at his disposal, Wenger must be confident that the Gunner can go all the way.
Arsene has always used the competition to experiment with youth players and also those who cannot get a game in the league or in Europe. This year should not be any different. The likes of Arshavin and Walcott are likely to be given the chance to impress and remind Wenger of why they were brought to the club in the first place.
Arsene may even decide to play Olivier Giroud, in the hope that the Frenchman can find his goalscoring form against a weaker opposition. Arsenal fans should also be excited to see players such as Yannaris and Gnabry. It will be an great opportunity for these players to play in front of the crowd at the Emirates.
Arsene has spoken of his delight that tonight’s game is a sell-out.
“Our fans are absolutely fantastic. I’m personally so proud and feel so lucky to play for so many years in front of a sold-out stadium.
We want to put out a talented side that has a good chance to win the game. We will give a chance to some players who have not played as many games recently.”
Coventry City are currently lying in the relegation zone in League One and are yet to win a single game this season. The club’s downfall seems likely to continue this season and the board must be worried about the prospect of playing League Two football next term. This is a far cry from years gone by where they were a top flight club. Tonight’s game may prove to be a welcome distraction for Coventry’s players but the Gunners will be too strong tonight.