Arsène Wenger says the side he fields against West Bromwich Albion in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday evening will have a mixture of youth and experience.

The manager has used the competition to blood young players in previous years and will not change his approach - irrespective of Arsenal's league position.

Serge Gnabry made his Arsenal debut in last year's third-round victory against Coventry City and is set to be one of a number of teenagers included at the Hawthorns.

[I] take the competition very seriously as well because it's an opportunity to win a trophy. We don't want to neglect that

Arsène Wenger

"I will try to find a good balance between experience and youth," Wenger told Arsenal Player. "At the back you will have players you know well. Up front, you have a bit more improvisation and young players.

"You will see Gnabry again - everybody knows him already. Maybe the return of Bendtner as well, who will get a chance. That's the kind of team we will have.

"We want to win this competition as well. I try to find the right balance between giving a needed breather to some players like Wilshere and Ramsey, who have given a lot.

"[I] take the competition very seriously as well because it's an opportunity to win a trophy. We don't want to neglect that.

"Having said that, we play again on Saturday and we play again on Tuesday. We had to play the qualifier of the Champions League which were two tough games."

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