Paterson eyes Arsenal upset
Martin Paterson has warned Arsenal to expect a tough test in the Carling Cup on Tuesday night.
By James Dall
Last Updated: 01/12/08 12:15pm
Burnley striker Martin Paterson has warned Arsenal his team-mates are ready to battle for a place in the semi-finals of the Carling Cup.
The Clarets have enjoyed impressive success in the competition so far, claiming memorable Premier League scalps over Fulham and Chelsea.
Owen Coyle's charges take on what is expected to be a young Gunners side on Tuesday - live on Sky Sports 1 - and Paterson is eyeing another upset.
He said in the Lancashire Telegraph: "It will be enjoyable to come up against some of their players, but we'll be giving it a really good go.
"It's a game of football and anything can happen. We've got to be professional and turn up and work hard first and foremost, because if you don't work hard against Arsenal they're going to pass through you and make you look silly. We don't want them to come here and do that to us.
"Going away to somewhere as massive as Chelsea was a great experience, but we weren't there to enjoy it and to rub shoulders with them, we were there to beat them, and it will be the same tomorrow.
"We're not there to take people's shirts and be glad to have played against them - we are aiming to get into the semi-finals of the Carling Cup."