Arsenal v Reading JG Preview

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Arsenal welcome Reading to Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon for what is shaping up to be another important clash in the Premier League.

You can find out more about our opponents below.


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

Three facts about Reading:


  • The two games between the Royals and the Gunners this season have produced 19 goals
  • Nigel Adkins is set to take charge of Reading for the first time on Saturday, after becoming manager earlier in the week
  • Reading won the Championship last season


Adam Le Fondre ReadingSTAR MAN
Adam Le Fondre
The former Rotherham United striker is Reading's top goalscorer this season, having found the net 12 times. A clinical finisher, Le Fondre scored five league  goals in January alone, winning him Reading's first ever Premier League Player of the Month award. Arsenal's defence will have to be on guard to contain the 26-year-old on Saturday afternoon.