Reading winger Hal Robson-Kanu is eyeing a major cup upset against Premier League giants Arsenal at Wembley in the FA Cup semi-final tomorrow.
The Wales international is set to play in arguably one of the biggest games of his professional career, in what has a colossal game for the Royals.
Reading haven’t been in an FA Cup semi-final for 88 years, and Robson-Kanu feels that the Royals have nothing to lose going into the match – but it admits it will be weird has virtually his whole family are Gooners.
Speaking to Wales Online, Robson-Kanu said: “Arsenal is in the family. Growing up in London, it comes with the territory but I enjoy good football. Arsene Wenger is one of the world’s best managers and the way they play is exceptional.
“Wigan took them all the way to the wire and in the end Arsenal won it and ended up winning the cup so we’ve got players here who have played at the top level and we believe in ourselves as a group.
“Come the big game, I’m sure we’ll be 100 per cent ready. Going in as underdogs, we’re going to attack the game, embrace the game and really get after them.
“I’m sure they’ll be expecting us to do that. They’ve got top quality players but it still boils down to 11 versus 11, we’ll have a big chance and we fully believe it’s another step to what we want to do.”
Steve Clarke’s men beat a number of Football League clubs to reach the semi-final of the FA Cup, having beat the likes of Huddersfield Town, Cardiff City, Derby County and giant killers Bradford City.
The Royals have endured an abysmal Sky Bet Championship season though, with the club currently languishing in 18th position in the division.