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Arsenal to face Liverpool in fifth round after brushing aside Coventry

Arsenal eased past Coventry City in the FA Cup fourth round Friday evening, beating the League One side 4-0 to set up a mouth-watering tie with Liverpool.

A first half double from Lukas Podolski gave the Gunners a 2-0 lead before the break, while late goals from Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla but the result beyond doubt.

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Bendtner back for Coventry clash

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.

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Arsenal beat Fulham to stay top

Arsenal won for a sixth game in succession after beating Fulham 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Santi Cazorla bagged a second half brace to secure the points for Arsene Wenger’s men, who remain top of the division, one point clear of second place Manchester City, who beat Cardiff City 4-2 on Saturday and two ahead of Chelsea, who stay third after their 3-1 win against champions Manchester United yesterday afternoon.

The Gunners will now turn their attention to Friday evening’s FA Cup fourth round tie against Coventry City, before returning to Premier League action at Southampton on Tuesday week.

Meanwhile, reported Arsenal target Alvaro Morata has ruled out a move from Real Madrid to the Premier League, according to the Mirror.

The Spain U21 international, who came off the bench to score in Real’s 5-0 win over Real Betis on Saturday afternoon, has insisted that he is happy with life at the Bernabeu.

Elsewhere, Paris Saint Germain are preparing a big money offer for Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye, the Metro understands.

Cabaye, who like Morata was on the score-sheet at the weekend, netting twice as Alan Pardew’s men beat West Ham United, has also been linked with a move to both Arsenal and Manchester United.

Mertesacker backs Draxler move

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has said that the club would welcome the signing of his international teammate Julian Draxler, the Mirror understands.

The Gunners have been linked with a move for the attacking midfielder, who manager Arsene Wenger is keen to mould into a centre-forward very much in the same mould as former Arsenal man Robin van Persie.

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Wenger admits he may need to buy

Arsene Wenger has admitted that the extent of Theo Walcott’s injury may force his hand in this month’s transfer window.

The Gunners, who are no strangers to an injury crisis, are once again low on numbers with only North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur currently having more first team players on the side-lines.

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Arsenal beat Spurs to set up fourth round clash with Coventry

Arsenal booked their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup after comfortably beating North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening.

Goals from Santi Cazorla and Tomas Rosicky either side of half time gave the Gunners a deserved win, and set up a fourth round clash with League One side Coventry City.

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