Arsenal take on Coventry City in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Friday at the Emirates Stadium as the Gunners look to end their eight season drought without a trophy.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 7:45 pm GMT. Live coverage will be available on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 1 HD.


Arsenal are in the in-form team in the league, now, winning their past five games in all competitions, after a barren period where they took two points from a possible nine after drawing against Chelsea and Everton and losing 6-3 to Manchester City. Their last game ended in a 2-0 win over Fulham where Santi Cazorla scored a brace to give Arsenal three crucial points as they race to keep their position at the top of the table.

The north London club are top of the table, one point above Manchester City and two ahead of Chelsea with 16 games to go till the end of the season. Arsenal have a lot of injuries to worry about, with the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Mikel Arteta, Thomas Vermaelen all likely to sit out of the game. However, Wenger is likely to give opportunities to the likes of Gedion Zelalem and other fringe players who are yet to get a proper run-in this season.

Meanwhile League One side Coventry are unbeaten in their last six games and sit 11th in England's third tier. However, they will be boosted by the fact that the likes of Bradford and Blackburn Rovers were able to get the better of the Gunners last season. The two teams met in the third round of the Capital one Cup last season, where they were tonked 6-1 by a resurging Arsenal side.

Reece Brown
Brown played six times for Coventry before the New Year.

What the Managers Say

Arsene Wenger: "The only competition I could watch in France when I was a kid was the English FA Cup Final. On black-and-white television, every year we saw the Cup Final. That's a very prestigious competition for me. It is true that maybe it does not have the glamour anymore nowadays that it had in the 60s and 70s but it is still for me a very important competition. I just remember that I was always admiring Wembley's pitch because I used to play on really bad pitches and the white ball was, for me, a dream to have. I played with a ball with laces at the time so that was always something special to watch."

Steven Pressley: "If we were to win, it would probably be the club's finest ever result and that's including '87 - because the circumstances were completely different then. The gulf in terms of finance of both clubs now is so enormous and in the game in general. I've thrown stats to the group all season on various aspects and challenges to them, they seem to embrace them and thrive on them. If you look back at the last 15 years of this football club the highest placed finish has been eight and they've only had three top half finishes in the entire 15 year period.

Form Guide


  • Last Five(all competitions, most recent first): W W W W W
  • Last Result: Arsenal 2-0 Fulham

Coventry City

  • Last Five(all competitions, most recent first): D D W D W
  • Last Result: Preston North End 1-1 Coventry City