Arsenal saw off League One side Coventry tonight in the second 6-1 victory of the season for the club. Goals from Giroud, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arshavin, Miquel and Walcott  sealed our place in the fourth round.
The game wasn’t televised so I listened to the game on Arsenal Player, which proved to be more frustrating than I had expected. It sounded like we weren’t particularly strong in the first half, but we showed our quality in the second half. Theo’s pace seemed to cause major issues, which perhaps shows that he still has plenty to offer at the club. He missed a few chances but still scored twice, which may support his request to play as a striker.
Spurs, Liverpool and Man Utd also won tonight, leaving a pretty decent group of sides in the next round. Although City are out, the live draw on Sky Sports was a bit nerve-wracking. The last four teams in the draw were Chelsea, Man Utd, Reading and Arsenal. Luckily for us, we got drawn against Reading, and it’ll be away from home.
For those who haven’t seen it yet, here’s the draw:
Sunderland v Middlesbrough
Swindon v Aston Villa
Wigan v Bradford
Leeds v Southampton
Norwich v Tottenham
Liverpool v Swansea
Chelsea v Manchester United
Reading v Arsenal
Swansea will travel to the home of their former manager, while the Chelsea/Utd game looks pretty tasty, and will mean that one of the two clubs will be out by the next round. Arsenal’s draw isn’t too difficult, but will provide a much bigger test than tonight. I hope Wenger continues to use a mixture of youngsters and fringe players, because we are facing a Premier League side.
The fixtures are set to be played on the week of 29th October.