Lukas Podolski double sends Arsenal into FA Cup last 16

Poland-born German striker Lukas Podolski struck twice, while late goals from substitutes Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla gave Arsenal a 4-0 win over League One side Coventry.

updated: January 25, 2014 09:23 IST
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London: Lukas Podolski struck twice as Arsenal eased into the FA Cup fifth round with a comfortable 4-0 victory over League One side Coventry at the Emirates Stadium on Friday. With 54 league places separating the two clubs, an upset was unlikely and late goals from substitutes Olivier Giroud -- his 13th of the season -- and Santi Cazorla confirmed Arsenal's superiority.

"In the first half we did the job and took the game to them in a serious way and played the way we know we can," Gunners manager Arsene Wenger said.

Asked about a potential move for Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler, Wenger added: "Honestly no. That's an illusion. We've no need to take players on the flank." (Also read: Podolski key for Arsenal, says Wenger)

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