YOUNG GUN­NER CONOR SE­CRET FOR SKY BLUES

ARSE­NAL v COVEN­TRY

Midweek Sport - - THURS­DAY SEPT 27 -

COVEN­TRY will quiz Arse­nal young­ster Conor Hen­der­son on how to beat his mates.

The 21-year-old mid­fielder (be­low) is on loan at the League One strug­glers but can’t play against his par­ent club in tonight’s cup clash at the Emi­rates.

Coven­try haven’t won a league game all sea­son and are in danger of a sec­ond suc­ces­sive rel­e­ga­tion.

But with Gun­ners boss Arsene Wenger sure to pick young­sters and fringe men, the Sky Blues can still hope to pull off a cup up­set.

De­fender Richard Wood said: “We will be pump­ing Conor for in­for­ma­tion.

“I don’t know how strong a side they’ll have out but what­ever hap­pens it’s go­ing to be a great even­ing.”

Around 8,000 fans will cheer on the Sky Blues in new man­ager Mark Robins’ first game in charge, with the for­mer Manch­ester United man their 11th man­ager in as many years.

Wood added: “There are plenty of our fans go­ing down, which is great, and it is a good way of get­ting our con­fi­dence go­ing.

“I have never played there, al­though I went to watch Arse­nal ver­sus Man United last sea­son.

“I don’t fol­low Arse­nal as such but I do ad­mire the way that they play. There’s no pres­sure on us and hope­fully we’ll go down there and get a re­sult and use it as a plat­form to go on to get our first win in the league.”

Wenger is set to hand a de­but to highly-rated mid­fielder Thomas Eis­feld, 19. Fran­cis Co­quelin and Nicholas Yen­naris should also start, hav­ing al­ready been given brief tastes of first team ac­tion. The fix­ture is also ideal for France striker Olivier Giroud to net his first goal for the north Lon­don club and in­ter­na­tional dis­cards Marouane Chamakh and An­drey Ar­shavin could also be handed rare run-outs.

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