Arsenal could welcome Nicklas Bendtner for this evening’s FA Cup fourth round clash against Coventry City at the Emirates Stadium.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is pushing for his first start since the opening day of the season having made cameo appearances in the wins over Aston Villa and Fulham, though midfield trio Mikel Arteta, Tomas Rosicky and Aaron Ramsey all remain side-lined.
The teams last met fourteen months ago, when the Gunners ran out 6-1 winners in the fourth round of the League Cup, while the Sky Blues last win over Arsenal came in December 1999.
Meanwhile, the club are ready to make a move for Auxerre’s Paul-Georges Ntep, according to the Express.
A new forward is thought to be a priority for Arsene Wenger this month, with his squad relatively short in that area.
Ntep has been linked with a potential move to the Emirates since November, though North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Roma and Aston Villa are also reportedly interested in securing his services.
The 21 year old, who has spent his entire senior career so far with Auxerre, scoring thirteen goals in forty-seven league appearances, while internationally, he has been capped by France at every level from U18’s to U21’s