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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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93mins

The referee blows the whistle to end the game.

93mins

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

92mins

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

92mins

Carl Jenkinson sends in a cross.

89mins

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

89mins

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

88mins

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

88mins

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

87mins

Daniel Seaborne makes a clearance.

87mins

The ball is sent over by Carl Jenkinson.

85mins

John Fleck takes a shot and goes over the bar.

84mins

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

83mins

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

83mins

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

81mins

The ball is sent over by Carl Jenkinson.

79mins

Laurent Koscielny makes a clearance.

79mins

Olivier Giroud on for Lukas Podolski.

73mins

Free kick taken by Jack Wilshere.

73mins

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

71mins

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

71mins

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

68mins

Clearance made by Laurent Koscielny.

66mins

The ball is delivered by Carl Baker.

62mins

John Fleck manages to make a clearance.

61mins

The ball is swung over by Carl Baker.

60mins

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

59mins

Andy Webster manages to make a clearance.

58mins

The ball is sent over by Franck Moussa.

56mins

The ball is crossed by Cyrus Christie.

54mins

Clearance by Per Mertesacker.

53mins

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

51mins

Cyrus Christie crosses the ball.

50mins

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

49mins

Centre by Kieran Gibbs.

47mins

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

47mins

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

46mins

The match restarts for the second half.

46mins

The referee blows for half time.

46mins

Free kick taken by Per Mertesacker.

45mins

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

45mins

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

43mins

Centre by Cyrus Christie.

39mins

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

38mins

Lukas Podolski takes a shot and cleared the net.

38mins

Centre by Carl Jenkinson.

36mins

Clearance by Blair Adams.

35mins

Kieran Gibbs crosses the ball.

33mins

The ball is sent over by Carl Jenkinson.

32mins

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

32mins

John Fleck makes a clearance.

32mins

Carl Jenkinson produces a cross.

30mins

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

27mins

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

27mins

Corner taken by Serge Gnabry.

26mins

Kieran Gibbs crosses the ball.

24mins

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

23mins

Andy Webster takes the free kick.

23mins

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

21mins

The ball is crossed by Kieran Gibbs.

20mins

Per Mertesacker makes a clearance.

18mins

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

15mins

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

12mins

Shot by Lukas Podolski. Blocked by Cyrus Christie.

12mins

Cyrus Christie manages to make a clearance.

12mins

Corner taken by Mesut Ozil.

10mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Franck Moussa.

9mins

The ball is crossed by Carl Jenkinson.

7mins

Laurent Koscielny crosses the ball.

7mins

Corner taken by Mesut Ozil.

5mins

Billy Daniels makes a clearance.

5mins

Serge Gnabry delivers the ball.

4mins

Kieran Gibbs makes a clearance.

3mins

Clearance made by Billy Daniels.

2mins

Clearance made by Andy Webster.

1mins

Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

1mins

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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