Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal
Capital One Cup, 2015-16
Date: Saturday, 27 October, 2015
Time: 19:45 GMT
Venue: Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield
Where to watch: Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD
Live Stream Info: Sky Go UK and Sky Go Extra
Sheffield are in fine form in recent times as they are unbeaten in last eight matches played in all competitions. It includes five wins and three draws, scoring 12 goals and conceding half of what they scored in the process.
Carlos Carvalhal, the Championship club’s manager will be looking for an upset when they look to defeat the Gunners in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup. In the previous round, Sheffield defeated Premier League outfit Newcastle United 1-0 at St James’ Park.
Arsenal are in impressive run in all competitions as they managed victories over Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Everton in recent times and have maintained clean sheets in all these matches, except one against the Toffees.
Arsene Wenger has seen his side sit second in the league table as they share same points with league leaders Manchester City, with goal difference separating the two sides. In the third round, the Gunners defeated their arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at White Hart Lane to progress further in the competition.
With their recent form, Arsenal should be considered as the favourites to win the clash. However, Sheffield’s unbeaten run is something the Premier League club should not ignore before getting into the clash.
Sheffield has a long injury list as all of Michael Turner, Alex Lopez, Marco Matias and Modou Sougou will be out of action for tie against the north London club due to injuries.
No fresh injury concern for Arsenal manager Wenger for the midweek Capital One Cup clash. David Opsina is still ruled out, which means former Chelsea star Petr Cech will be in between the posts. Aaron Ramsey picked up a hamstring injury against Bayern Munich and he will be out of action for a month.
England international midfielder Jack Wilshere is still sidelined with injuries. He joins Tomas Rosicky and former Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck on the treatment table. Boost for Gunners is Per Mertesacker is available for selection as he missed the Everton clash due to illness.
Possible Lineups: Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal
Sheffield Wednesday: Wildsmith, Hunt, Lees, Loovens, Pudil, Wallace, Lee, Hutchinson, Bannan, Forestieri, Lucas Joao
Arsenal: Cech, Debuchy, Gabriel, Chambers, Gibbs, Flamini, Bielik, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Iwobi, Campbell, Walcott