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Hillsborough hosts the Capital One Cup clash between Sheffield Wednesday and ArsenalReuters

Arsenal travel to South Yorkshire to take on Sheffield on Wednesday in the fourth round match of the League Cup tonight.

The Gunners are currently on a sensational run in the Premier League and they look the better team by a huge margin on paper, going into the game tonight at Hillsborough against one of the oldest clubs in the history of English football.

But, games are not won on paper and Arsene Wenger is aware of that.

The Frenchman will look to give the second-team players a chance in the game after a crunch schedule last week that saw the Gunners play two times -- against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League and Everton in a Premier League game in the weekend.

The youngsters who are set to start tonight are Calum Chambers and Joel Campbell.

"We want the players who come in to the team to show they are able to make the squad successful, and do absolutely everything to help us win," Wenger was quoted by the Mirror ahead of the game.

"That's the job of a footballer. When you get the chance, you have to be ready."

Petr Cech is expected to start in the goal once again as David Ospina is still out with a shoulder injury, and the game tonight will also see the return of German defender Per Mertesacker, who has successfully recovered from his illness.

Wenger has also confirmed that Mikel Arteta, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Danny Welbeck and Tomas Rosicky are all in the sidelines.

Meanwile, nothing can be taken away from the hosts tonight as the Championship side are on an eight-match unbeaten streak, and Sheffield Wednesday will be very keen on taking the record forward.

A win against Arsenal -- who are currently second in the Premier League -- does not look easy, but coach Carlos Carvalhal remains hopeful.

"We will fight for the whole match and we will be competitive. It will be interesting to see how it goes," Carvalhal told BBC Radio Sheffield.

"We have probably a 10% chance of getting through. It is not very much but it is better than zero. Zero means you can do nothing, 10% means we will have 10% of the chances and we have to grab them," he explained.

Expected starting XI

Sheffield Wednesday: Wildsmith, Hunt, Lees, Loovens, Pudil, Wallace, Lee, Hutchinson, Bannan, Forestieri, Lucas Joao.

Arsenal: Cech, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Chambers, Gibbs, Flamini, Bielik, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Iwobi, Campbell, Walcott.

Where to watch live

Sheffield Wednesday vs Arsenal is scheduled to kick-off at 7:45 pm GMT (1:15 am IST, 8:45 pm BST, 3:45 pm EST).

In India, viewers can catch the game on Ten Sports. Online streaming will be available on

In the UK, viewers can catch the game on Sky Sports 1/HD and Now TV. Online streaming will be available on Sky Go and Sky Go Extra. Radio commentary is available on BBC Radio 5 Live.

In the US, online streaming will be available on beIN Sports Connect and Fubo TV.

International audience can catch up with the game on Arsenal Player as well as bet365.

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