New Reading boss Nigel Adkins is up for his debut against Arsenal today.

Adkins believes he has the upper hand after Wenger revealed he will be missing injured trio Theo Walcott, Abou Diaby and Jack Wilshere.

He said: "There has been a lot going on in the last two days from a fitness point of view.

"But I think it is wise to keep all of my cards close to my chest. It might just give us something."