Sheffield Wed v Arsenal - JG preview

Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez

The Gunners take on Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough Stadium in the Capital One Cup

You can find out more about their opponents below:


Sheffield Wednesday Full name: Sheffield Wednesday
Manager: Carlos Carvalhal
Club colours: Blue and white striped shirt, black shorts, white socks
Nickname:The Owls


Three facts about Sheffield Wednesday:

  • The two sides have met five times in the League Cup, with the Gunners victorious on all five occasions, including in the 1993 final.
  • This is the first meeting between Wednesday and Arsenal since May 2000, a 3-3 draw at Highbury in the Owls' penultimate Premier League game before relegation.
  • In only two of the previous 25 seasons have Arsenal been eliminated by a non-top tier team (Burnley in 2008/09 and Bradford in 2012/13).


Fernando Forestieri Sheffield WednesdayStar man: Fernando Forestieri
The striker is the man Arsenal need to pay attention to in the box. Forestieri is known for scoring goals and is a dangerous player.