Coventry will try to upset the odds (©GettyImages)
Coventry will try to upset the odds (©GettyImages).

Arsenal v Coventry City: Match preview

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Arsenal welcome League One side Coventry to the Emirates Stadium for the fourth round of the FA Cup.

The Gunners beat London rivals Tottenham 2-0 in the last round, whilst Coventry beat Championship side Barnsley 2-1.

Coventry started the season on -10 points but have had a promising season so far as they sit 11th in the table.

The Sky Blues have only lost one of the last 11 in all competitions and are unbeaten in 2014.

Arsenal are unbeaten in seven games in all competitions and come into the FA Cup tie on the back of a 2-0 win against Fulham.

The last time Coventry visited the Emirates they went down 6-1 in the Capital One Cup and the League One boss Steve Pressley hopes they can avoid a result like this on Friday.

BBC Sport reports that Pressley said: "I would not ask my team to turn up on Friday night if I didn't think they had a chance to win the game.

"We're not there just to have a good night and take pictures of the ground.

"This is not about having a great experience. It's about trying to get a result. Of course they have terrific players who can make the difference.

"If they open you up and get into a rhythm, you're in for a very difficult night.

"But I hope that we really believe that we can go there and win. Not just to go there for a few pats on the back and be told how well we've played.

"We've got 5,000 fans going and we'd love to give them to something to get excited about."

The Gunners welcome back Nicklas Bendtner to the squad, but Tomas Rosicky, Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey will not feature due to injury. 

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