Seven things about Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal

Seven things about Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal
Seven things about Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal
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Arsenal head to Hillsborough tonight to take on Sheffield Wednesday in the Capital One Cup for what will be the 126th meeting between the sides.

And here are SEVEN more things you might want to know about the fixture.

1 - When the teams last met there were 15 British or Irish players across both starting line-ups. If there is around half that amount tonight it would be a surprise.

2 - The Owls and the Gunners have faced each other five times in the League Cup in its various guises and Wednesday have lost all of them. The first took place in the quarter final stage in January 1983, Arsenal winning 1-0 at Highbury and the last was in November 1996 where the match finished 2-1. All of the games, bar the 1993 final have been at Arsenal's ground.

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3 - Wednesday's top scorer against Arsenal is, unsurprisingly, the club's record holder Andrew Wilson. Eleven of the Scot's 217 Owls goals came in this fixture.

4 - The Owls home record in this fixture is played 54, won 24, drawn 15, lost 15, scored 91, conceded 73.

5 - In cup competitions, Wednesday's record against the Gunners is: played 17, won 3, drawn 5, lost 9, scored 18, conceded 26

6 - If Arsenal score tonight it will be the 2000th goal under Arsene Wenger.

7 - Wednesday's biggest ever victory over the North Londoners was a 6-0 success on New Year's Eve, 1907. The goals were scored by Frank Bradshaw (hat trick), Tom Brittleton (penalty), Andrew Wilson and Harry Chapman.