Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal

Arsenal travel to Hillsborough on Tuesday to take on Championship outfit Sheffield Wednesday in the Capital One Cup hoping to continue their impressive recent form.

The Gunners have their last four matches in all competitions and followed up their shock 2-0 Champions League win over German giants Bayern in midweek with a 2-1 triumph over Everton at the Emirates on Saturday.

That result saw them move level on points with Manchester City atop the Premier League table and capped off an excellent week for Arsene Wenger's side, who toppled rivals Spurs 2-0 thanks to a Mathieu Flamini brace in the previous round of the Capital One Cup.

Wenger will now take his squad to Wednesday for the first time in 15 years and is expected to field a much-changed line-up from the one that beat the Toffees at the Emirates.

The Gunners can welcome back Per Mertesacker from illness, but Mikel Arteta (ankle), Aaron Ramsey (hamstring), Jack Wilshere (calf), David Ospina (shoulder), Tomas Rosicky and Danny Welbeck (knee) all remain sidelined.

The Owls, meanwhile, are in decent form themselves and are unbeaten in their last eight following their 2-1 victory away to Rotherham United at the weekend.

Carlos Carvalhal's men impressively saw off Premier League Newcastle 1-0 at St James Park in the previous round but will probably need an even better performance to topple the high-flying Gunners.

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