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  • Date:24 Jan 2014
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Emirates Stadium
  • Attendance:59,451
  • Podolski (14) Podolski (14)
    Podolski (26) Giroud (83)
    Giroud (83) Cazorla (88)
Goal!

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The referee blows the whistle to end the game.

92:55 +2.55

Mesut Ozil takes the chance to get an effort at goal and hits the post.

91:32 +1.32

Leon Clarke takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Lukasz Fabianski safely holds on.

91:01 +1.01

Carl Jenkinson sends in a cross.

88:41

Santi Cazorla grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Arsenal 4-0 Coventry.

88:40

Carl Jenkinson has an effort at goal. Joe Murphy parries the ball but the danger is not over.

87:55

Franck Moussa leaves the field to be replaced by Jordan Clarke.

87:31

Olivier Giroud takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

86:54

Daniel Seaborne makes a clearance.

86:51

The ball is sent over by Carl Jenkinson.

84:55

John Fleck takes a shot and goes over the bar.

83:36

Olivier Giroud grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Arsenal 3-0 Coventry.Assist on the goal came from Kieran Gibbs.

82:09

Daniel Seaborne concedes a free kick for a foul on Per Mertesacker.

82:03

Corner from the right by-line taken by Blair Adams.

80:51

The ball is sent over by Carl Jenkinson.

78:59

Laurent Koscielny makes a clearance.

78:46

Olivier Giroud on for Lukas Podolski.

72:54

Free kick taken by Jack Wilshere.

72:44

Carl Baker concedes a free kick for a foul on Santi Cazorla.

70:51

Gedion Zelalem is brought on as a substitute for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

70:33

Nicklas Bendtner leaves the field to be replaced by Santi Cazorla.

67:51

Clearance made by Laurent Koscielny.

65:22

The ball is delivered by Carl Baker.

61:48

John Fleck manages to make a clearance.

60:45

The ball is swung over by Carl Baker.

59:18

Nicklas Bendtner has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

58:21

Andy Webster manages to make a clearance.

57:31

The ball is sent over by Franck Moussa.

55:43

The ball is crossed by Cyrus Christie.

53:39

Clearance by Per Mertesacker.

52:24

Carl Baker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Wilshere.

50:17

Cyrus Christie crosses the ball.

49:02

Leon Clarke takes a shot. Lukasz Fabianski parries the ball away.

48:19

Centre by Kieran Gibbs.

46:36

Daniel Seaborne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lukasz Fabianski.

46:24

Corner taken by Carl Baker from the left by-line.

The match restarts for the second half.

The referee blows for half time.

45:01 +0.01

Free kick taken by Per Mertesacker.

44:53

Leon Clarke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Per Mertesacker.

44:04

Jack Wilshere takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.

42:33

Centre by Cyrus Christie.

38:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Wilshere on Franck Moussa.

37:51

Lukas Podolski takes a shot and cleared the net.

37:48

Centre by Carl Jenkinson.

35:52

Clearance by Blair Adams.

34:47

Kieran Gibbs crosses the ball.

32:08

The ball is sent over by Carl Jenkinson.

31:53

Carl Baker fouled by Kieran Gibbs, the ref awards a free kick.

31:48

John Fleck makes a clearance.

31:44

Carl Jenkinson produces a cross.

29:27

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.

26:15

Lukas Podolski heads the ball into the goal. Arsenal 2-0 Coventry.Assist on the goal came from Per Mertesacker.

26:12

Corner taken by Serge Gnabry.

25:44

Kieran Gibbs crosses the ball.

23:47

Serge Gnabry takes a shot and went wide left of the net.

22:19

Andy Webster takes the free kick.

22:05

Lukas Podolski challenges Conor Thomas unfairly and gives away a free kick.

20:59

The ball is crossed by Kieran Gibbs.

19:41

Per Mertesacker makes a clearance.

17:38

Carl Baker takes a shot. A parry by Lukasz Fabianski prevents the goal.

14:10

Lukas Podolski slots the ball left footed into the goal. Arsenal 1-0 Coventry.The assist for the goal came from Mesut Ozil.

11:52

Shot by Lukas Podolski. Blocked by Cyrus Christie.

11:29

Cyrus Christie manages to make a clearance.

11:27

Corner taken by Mesut Ozil.

9:02

The assistant referee signals for offside against Franck Moussa.

8:30

The ball is crossed by Carl Jenkinson.

6:28

Laurent Koscielny crosses the ball.

6:23

Corner taken by Mesut Ozil.

4:36

Billy Daniels makes a clearance.

4:33

Serge Gnabry delivers the ball.

3:11

Kieran Gibbs makes a clearance.

2:21

Clearance made by Billy Daniels.

1:22

Clearance made by Andy Webster.

0:37

Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

0:14

Cyrus Christie fouled by Lukas Podolski, the ref awards a free kick.

The game kicks-off.

Match Preview

Wenger won't take Coventry lightly Manager Arsene Wenger feels his current Arsenal side are "in a moment of our lifetime" as the Barclays Premier League leaders look to stay on course in the FA Cup with victory over Coventry on Friday night. The Gunners take a break from leading the championship race when they host the Sky Bet League 1 outfit in the first of the weekend's televised fourth-round ties. It has been almost a decade since any of Wenger's squads last tasted trophy success, but the French coach remains ever confident this generation can finally deliver their promise in 2014. "We have to prepare seriously for this game, because we are on a good run and it will be really not welcome at all not to take this game seriously," Wenger said. "We are still in a moment of our lifetime, this team, where we want to gain respect and through our attitude is the best way to gain respect." Wenger maintains Arsenal cannot take anything for granted against the Sky Blues - who were thumped 6-1 at the Emirates Stadium in the Capital One Cup last season - with the 1987 FA Cup winners looking to make progress back towards one day regaining their top-flight status following financial struggles which saw them leave their Ricoh Arena home to play in Northampton. "Football maybe is the only sport which can make it so unpredictable and that is why it is so interesting as well," said Wenger. "If you have two or three divisions' difference in basketball or rugby, volleyball or handball, you cannot do it, but in football you can." Wenger recalled last season's shock fifth-round exit at home to Championship side Blackburn. He said: "It was the first time in 16 years that we lost against lower league opposition in the FA Cup, so that was a great warning. "At the moment, this is just our next game and we want to win it." Arsenal will have an extra day to recover ahead of their next Premier League fixture at Southampton on January 28, so Wenger indicated he would not have to rotate so much of his first team. Denmark forward Nicklas Bendtner could well come back into the starting XI following an ankle injury, while fit-again Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain may feature. Midfielder Tomas Rosicky, though, will be rested as he has been training in a protective mask since suffering a broken nose at Aston Villa, while Lukasz Fabianski will again be in goal as for the third-round win over Tottenham. Meanwhile, Coventry captain Carl Baker is confident the Sky Blues will give Arsenal a run for their money in Friday's FA Cup fourth-round meeting at the Emirates Stadium. Steve Pressley's team head into the tie in good heart after six games unbeaten but they are well aware they will need to produce their best performance in recent memory to dump the Barclays Premier League leaders out of the competition. "We have been working on a game plan all week and we are going to make it as difficult as possible for them to break us down," Baker told the club's official website. "We hope to try and keep as much possession as we can, as we understand we might not have as much of the ball as we normally would due to Arsenal's style of play. "I have a strong belief that we will go down there with our heads held high and make a good account of ourselves. Hopefully we can send the fans away proud." Leon Clarke will lead the line for Coventry. The wantaway striker remains at the club with manager Steven Pressley claiming there have been no bids for the 28-year-old, who will be looking to put himself further in the shop window in front of the TV cameras on Friday night. Forward Callum Wilson remains sidelined with a dislocated shoulder but Pressley otherwise expects to have a fully-fit squad.

Formation:4231Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

Formation: 442Manager: Steven Pressley

Coventry

  • Lukasz Fabianski
  • Carl Jenkinson
  • Per Mertesacker
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Kieran Gibbs
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • Jack Wilshere
  • Serge Gnabry
  • Mesut Ozil
  • Lukas Podolski
  • Nicklas Bendtner
  • SUBS
  • Bacary Sagna
  • Olivier Giroud
  • Emiliano Viviano
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Santi Cazorla
  • Mathieu Flamini
  • Gedion Zelalem

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