Sheffield Wednesday: Owls boss Carlos Carvalhal on the attack for Arsenal showdown

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Head coach Carlos Carvalhal has promised to stick to his attacking principles as Sheffield Wednesday look to cause a cup upset.

The Portuguese is looking forward to facing Premier League heavyweights Arsenal in the Capital One Cup fourth round at Hillsborough tomorrow night.

Gunners manager Arsene Wenger plans to leave out some of his world-class players, but the North London club are full of confidence having won four on the spin in October, hitting 10 goals in the process. Whatever team Wenger selects should be capable of getting the job done.

However, Carvalhal says Wednesday, who are on an eight-match unbeaten run in all competitions, will not look to contain Arsenal.

“We will play our football,” he told The Star. “We won’t change anything.

“We probably have a 10% chance but that is better than zero.”

Former Sporting Lisbon and Besiktas boss Carvalhal travelled to the capital to watch the Gunners in action on Saturday as they claimed a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Everton.

“I saw Arsenal live against Manchester United a few weeks ago,” he said. “I don’t know if they will play with the same players or in the same way, but it is important to see how they play. When you a see a team live, it is completely different.

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“My staff and myself are analysing Arsenal and then we will come up with the best strategy to try to stay in the competition.”

It was just over a month ago since the draw was made and Carvalhal has applauded his players for maintaining their concentration levels on Championship matters.

He said: “We have focused on every game. It was the same when we played against Newcastle in the last round. We didn’t talk about it.

“We didn’t mention the word ‘Arsenal’ before the Rotherham game. We have focused on every game.”