Arsenal v Reading - JG Preview

Alexis puts Arsenal in the FA Cup final
Alexis puts Arsenal in the FA Cup final

Join us as we take a look at Reading, as the Royals prepare to be the latest side to visit Emirates Stadium on Tuesday evening.

You can find out more about our latest opponents below:


Reading Football Club The RoyalsFull name: Reading Football Club

Jaap Stam

Club colours:
Blue and white shirts, blue shorts, white socks 

Nickname:The Royals 



Three facts about Reading:

  • Last time we faced Reading in this competition we were 7-5 winners
  • Reading boss Jaap Stam actually played in the first game at Emirates Stadium, playing for Ajax in Dennis Bergkamp's testimonial
  • The Royals are currently 8th in the Championship

Star man: Ali Al-Habsi

The Omani shot stopper has been a crucial player for Reading since his arrival at the club. He previously had spells with both Bolton Wanderers and Wigan Athletic in the Premier League, and he is capable of being a real nuisance to the Arsenal forwards.