Paterson promises rough ride for Gunners
In-form Burnley striker Martin Paterson cannot wait to play against Arsenal but he has warned his team that anything less than 100% effort will result in embarrassment.
Burnley pulled off the shock of the season so far when they beat Chelsea on penalties in the last round of the Carling Cup and that experience left a pleasant taste in Paterson's mouth.
"Going away to somewhere as massive as Chelsea was a great experience," commented the 21 year old, "but we weren't there to enjoy it...we were there to beat them, and it will be the same tomorrow (against Arsenal)"
"It will be enjoyable to come up against some of their (Arsenal) players...but we're not there to take people's shirts and be glad to have played against them."
Burnley manager Owen Coyle will surely tell his players to get about the even younger than normal Gunners, otherwise, as Sheffield united and Wigan have already seen, they will get comfortably beaten.
Whether the Clarets can manage this is questionable but, with a passionate Turf Moor crowd behind them, a rout should be avoided.
The sensible money should go on to Arsenal to win at 4/5, while a draw after 90 minutes at 5/2 could raise some interest; 7/2 about a Burnley win looks fairly short given the ease Arsenal have moved through the rounds.
Looking at the scorer markets, Paterson may be a decent bet to get on the score sheet against an immature defence and looks to be Burnley's most likely option priced at 11/4.
The real value looks to be on Arsenal's anytime scorers with Carlos Vela (7/4), Jay Simpson (9/4) and Jack Wilshere (7/2) all impressing and scoring in previous rounds.
Vela, the 19 year old Mexican international, is generously priced at 40/1 to repeat his hatrick heroics of round three and could be worth a cheeky punt.