Reading star Alex Pearce fires warning shot to Arsenal ahead of their FA Cup tie

FA Cup

The vice-captain of the Berkshire side is intent on making Arsenal work this evening.

Arsenal face Reading in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley this evening, aiming to make it into the final for the second season in succession.

To do so they will of course have to overcome the plucky Berkshire side who have, to be honest, had a big slice of luck in their run to the semi-final.

Reading have managed to get this far without facing a single Premier League side - Derby County the highest placed team they sent packing on their journey.

But club vice-captain Alex Pearce has a warning for Arsenal - The Royals will be making sure Arsenak know they are in a game.

He told the club's official YouTube channel:

"It's going to be a very special day for everyone involved with the club. For myself personally, I've been at the club since I was 12-years-old so it's going to be an absolute honour to be involved in a day like that.

"We are just going to look to go there and give a good account of ourselves and make sure Arsenal know they are in a game."

It will be an interesting game for Pearce, especially if he comes up against Theo Walcott. The pair used to play county and district football together when they were younger.

Pearce, who is likely to captain the side if Jem Karacan does not feature, will be hoping to lead the side out at Wembley for the first of two occasions this season.

Arsenal should certainly be wary, because Reading come to London with very little to lose.

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