GERMANY manager Joachim Loew believes that the absence of Giovanni Trapattoni will have no impact on Ireland's approach because the players who were at the Italian's disposal only know one way of playing.
However, on the day that the FAI's new high performance director Ruud Dokter offered his view that this country is capable of producing technically gifted footballers, Loew suggested that the Irish style will never change.
"They will never play any kind of holding game or pass it around like Barcelona do – you will never see any Irish team playing like that so it doesn't matter who coaches them," said Loew.
"It really doesn't matter who plays for Ireland or who wears an Ireland shirt because at the end of the day they are more or less similar. They all play the same way and it's in their DNA that they all play the Irish way."
King is likely to deploy three central midfielders in the daunting clash with the top seeds and, while containing an exceptionally strong German side will be the priority, he wants his team to be more assured on the ball.
The stand-in boss has an injury concern over skipper Robbie Keane, who sat out training after picking up a knock on his ankle on Tuesday, but the LA Galaxy star flew to Germany with the rest of the group and goalkeeping coach Alan Kelly delivered a confident prognosis.
Anthony Stokes is on standby, with King of the opinion that the Celtic star could lead the line. He has a strong chance of involvement at some stage in the game – he is also in the shake-up for a wide role.
An FAI statement said that King hoped Arena would understand the position because he once worked in the international game as manager of the United States. Keane wants to play in the Dublin encounter.