YOUNG GUNNER CONOR SECRET FOR SKY BLUES
ARSENAL v COVENTRY
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.