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11 December 2012

City will welcome Premier League Arsenal to the Coral Windows Stadium for their Capital One Cup Quarter-Final with the Gunners with no new injury worries following the weekend win over Torquay United.

Parkinson must decide whether to stick with the same starting eleven from Saturday or look to bring one or two new faces in, with Arsenal fan Alan Connell impressing in particular after coming off the bench to net a fine winner against Torquay.

Newcastle United loanee defender Curtis Good is also pushing for a starting berth after missing out on the Torquay win.

Tom Naylor and Craig Forsyth, both of whom started Saturday's game from the bench, are cup tied and will not feature in Parkinson's plans for this match as a result.

Wing duo Zavon Hines and Kyel Reid are edging ever closer to making their returns after spells on the sidelines with ankle and groins problems respectively, but it is yet to be seen whether tonight's tie comes too soon for the pair.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has vowed to bring an experienced squad with him to Valley Parade this evening, with only Oliver Giroud (back), Theo Walcott (calf), Laurent Koscielny (thigh) and Andre Santos (stomach muscle) definitely ruled out of travelling. 

Despite promising a strong side though, Wenger is likely to make changes from the side that defeated West Bromwich Albion at the Emirates Stadium in the Premiership at the weekend.

Tomas Rosicky, Aaron Ramsey and Carl Jenkinson, all of whom started the West Brom game from the bench, could be in line to make Arsenal's starting line up against the Bantams.

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