Elliott has sights on Gunners
Burnley winger Wade Elliott admits he wants Arsenal to beat Cardiff in their FA Cup replay.
By Shaun Moseley
Last Updated: 04/02/09 4:16pm
Burnley winger Wade Elliott admits he wants Arsenal to beat Cardiff in their FA Cup replay as he is relishing a trip to the Emirates Stadium in the fifth round.
After the disappointment of the Carling Cup semi-final defeat to Tottenham the Clarets bounced back in style against West Brom and now face the winner of the replay between the Gunners and the Bluebirds.
Elliott opened the scoring in the 3-1 win over the Baggies and now has his sights on another tussle with Arsenal, who were convincingly turned over in a 2-0 win at Turf Moor in December.
"Obviously we had a bit of a taste of it already and going down there would take it to another level again," he said.
"I don't want to prejudge the result of the replay between Arsenal and Cardiff but it would be nice for us to go to the Emirates.
"We would have nothing to lose and if we did get them, then that would be the attitude that we would take there."
The confidence of the Lancastrians is understandable after an unbelievable season in cup competitions which has seen Burnley take four Premier League scalps.
"We went to Chelsea just after they lost to Liverpool and won there.
"We played with two strikers and a lot of Premier League clubs don't do that, so I think we'd go to Arsenal with the same attitude."
Elliott says that manager Owen Coyle, who has one of the smallest squads in the Championship but cannily added Chris Eagles, Martin Paterson and Steve Thompson in the summer, deserves every credit for their success
He said: "The spirit and the desire at the club are superb and that comes from the gaffer."