Arsenal travel to Berkshire to take on Reading in Tuesday night's Capital One Cup tie at the Madejski Stadium.

You can find out more about our opponents below.


Full name: Reading
Manager: Brian McDermott
Club colours: Blue and white hooped shirts, blue shorts, blue socks
Nickname(s): The Royals


Three facts about Reading:

  • Manager Brian McDermott is a former Arsenal player
  • The club won the Championship title last season
  • Their highest ever Premier League finish was 8th in 2007/07

Nicky Shorey

Nicky Shorey
Talented defender Shorey is in his second spell with the club, having previously spent seven years as a Reading player between 2001-08. His form towards the end of that first spell earned him two England caps, against Brazil and Germany. The left back has an eye for goal, and scored in the last round of the Capital One Cup, as Reading beat QPR.

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30 Oct 2012