Arsene Wenger has vowed to play a strong Arsenal team in tonight’s COC quarter-final against Bradford, but that doesn’t mean that won’t be playing a certain amount of second string prospects. The little left-back Jernade Meade looked very competent against Olympiakos a couple of weeks ago and is hoping that Wenger will show his appreciation by playing him again tonight.
Meade said: “I grew in confidence as the match wore on and I can do better but hopefully I will get more chances.
“Hopefully the boss will have me in his thoughts for Bradford. I would love to do that, but it is all down to him.
“I need to get my name out there, get people watching me and maybe I can go out on loan soon as well to build up my experience.
“I have so much to improve on, but hopefully the boss sees something in me. This is the last year of my contract and hopefully I can earn another one.”
Thomas Eisfeld is one of Arsenal’s most exciting prospects along with Serge Gnabry, and he is also hoping to get an outing this evening, although he is aware that Bradford are not going to be easy opponents. “I heard they beat Wigan in the last round, so it should be hard if they’ve beaten a Premier League team,” Eisfeld said. “In Germany we say that cup games have their own rules, because anyone can beat anyone.
“At the moment, I’m very happy. I don’t know what the coaches think. Of course I hope I get the chance to play in the game, it would make me really pleased.”
The good news for Arsenal fans is that Andre Santos is still out injured, but also Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott and Laurent Koscielny are not available yet so there will definitely be some reserves on the pitch. But how many players can he risk resting in such an important game?
Bradford vs. Arsenal will be on Justlivestreaming.com