Arsenal have a lot of mistakes to make up for when they host Burnley today at the Emirates Stadium in the fifth round of the FA Cup, according to their striker Nicklas Bendtner The 21-year-old Dane was part of a young Gunners side who went down 2-0 at Turf Moor in the Carling Cup in December. The final result, though, did not tell the whole story - because the home side were let off the hook by a combination of poor finishing and an inspired performance from goalkeeper Brian Jensen.
Bendtner admits the events of Turf Moor still play on his mind - and he intends to put that right tomorrow. "What happened in the League Cup against Burnley was bad. I was very disappointed with myself after that game," he said. "I had three clear chances - from which I should have scored two, if not three. "When your finishing is not as good as it should be, it annoys you - especially when we have six or seven one-on-ones and don't score any of them.
"But it will be a new game, and if we get the same chances I am sure we will put them in this time." The Burnley manager Owen Coyle is happy to go into today's tie as underdogs. Despite having beaten Premier League clubs Chelsea (at Stamford Bridge), Fulham, West Brom and Tottenham in cup-ties this season, a trip to the Emirates Stadium presents their most difficult challenge. Coyle said: "We know it is going to take a culmination of three things to come together - one for Arsenal to be slightly off their game, two for us to be absolutely outstanding and three a little bit of luck on the day."
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