Arsenal draw Coventry in League Cup


Arsenal have been drawn against Coventry in the third round of the League Cup.

The Gunners will host the League One side at the Emirates in the week commencing 24 September in a fixture which Arsene Wenger will no doubt pinpoint as an opportunity to field his Academy starlets.

The two sides have met three times in the competition before; the Gunners winning 1-0 after extra-time at Highbury in November 1997, losing by the same scoreline at Highfield Road in 1991 and beating the Sky Blues 2-1 away in 1967.

For some reason whenever I think of us playing Coventry I recall Ian Wright roasting that Richard Shaw fella (currently caretaker manager at the Ricoh Arena) and Anders Limpar’s five goals in the two League games on the way to the title in 1990-91. Good times.

For all his success in England, the Milk / Littlewoods / Rumbelows / Coca-Cola / Worthington’s / Carling turned Capital One Cup is still the only domestic trophy that the boss hasn’t got his hands on. Be nice for him (and us) to complete the set. Not like we’ve had a trophy drought or anything.

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