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BT Sport is to broadcast three live matches from the FA Cup with Budweiser fourth round, with Arsenal v Coventry City the pick of the games.

The current Barclays Premier League leaders face a potential banana skin against the homeless Sky Bet League 1 side, who are currently exiled in Northampton having fallen out with their Ricoh Arena landlords.

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While the Gunners will be hot favourites to progress to the last 16, Coventry have shown plenty of pluck this season - having started 2013-14 on minus ten points.

At the halfway point in the season, the Sky Blues have clawed their way up to tenth in League 1, and are the division's top scorers on 52 goals.

Were it not for the points deduction, Steven Pressley's side would sit well inside the play-offs. And as such Arsenal cannot afford to take a confident Coventry side lightly.

Arsène Wenger has four FA Cups to his name to date, however it has been nine seasons since his Gunners side tasted success in the competition.

Indeed, the penalty shoot-out triumph over Manchester United in 2004-05 was the last time Arsenal won a trophy - a run they are desperate to bring to an end.

Coventry have cup pedigree of their own, of course. In the 1986–87 final, Gary Mabbutt's extra-time own goal handed the Sky Blues a shock 3-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur.

BT Sport viewers can watch Arsenal v Coventry City live from the Emirates Stadium at 7:45pm on Friday January 24th.

But what about the other televised fourth round ties?

BT Sport viewers can look forward to another League 1 v Premier League clash on Saturday January 25th, as Roberto Martinez's Everton travel to Stevenage for a 5:30pm kick-off.

Everton no doubt have aspirations of their own in the FA Cup this year, and will be eager to avoid a televised upset at Broadhall Way.

Stevenage sit rock-bottom of the third tier at the half-way point in the season, but a heavy January pitch could level the playing field against their Premier League opponents.

A third League 1 team will feature on BT Sport in the fourth round, with Sheffield United's tie against Norwich City or Fulham to be broadcast at 1pm on Sunday January 26th.

The Blades are slowly turning their season around after a horrific start under David Weir, with new boss Nigel Clough overseeing a recent upturn in results.

United's 2-1 away win against Aston Villa in the FA Cup third round has been the undoubted highlight of a troubled 2013-14, and their reward is another game against Premier League opposition.

A replay will decide which side travels to Bramall Lane. Fulham have had their difficulties this season - with poor results ultimately costing Martin Jol his job - while Norwich know all too well about the dangers posed by lower league opposition.

In last year's fourth round, the Canaries became the first top-flight side in 24 years to be knocked out by non-league opposition, as Luton claimed a shock 1-0 win at Carrow Road.

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