Carlos Carvalhal promises Sheff Weds will stick to their attacking principles when they face Arsenal
Arsenal take on Sheffield Wednesday in the Capital One Cup at Hillsborough tomorrow night.
The Owls are on an eight-match unbeaten run in all competitions after their 2-1 win at Rotherham on Friday night.
It puts them firmly into the battle to win promotion from the Championship to the Premier League.
They currently lie in ninth place in the Championship table, but are just four points off the play-off places.
Sheffield Wednesday won at Newcastle in the last round of the Capital One Cup to set up tomorrow night’s clash with the Gunners.
Over 33,000 tickets have been sold so far for the visit of Arsenal and the final crowd figure will be close to the 39,000 Hillsborough capacity.
“We will play our football,” said Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalha
“We won’t change anything.
“We probably have a 10% chance but that is better than zero.”
Former Sporting Lisbon and Besiktas boss was in London to watch the Gunners in action on Saturday, as they claimed a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Everton in the Premier League.
“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.
“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 is 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.”