Sheffield Wednesday gave us a cup lesson, says Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that Sheffield Wednesday's hammering of the Gunners in the Capital One Cup played on his mind when choosing his side to take on Burnley.

Wenger and his team take on the Clarets in the fourth round of the FA Cup with Arsenal's 3-0 defeat to the Owls in October still fresh in the memory.

The Frenchman plumped for a youthful side at Hillsborough that night, but says he learned a lesson from the heavy loss.

"I will play quite an experienced team. First of all, we lost last Sunday and it is important not to drop our confidence level too much. Secondly, we want to do well in the FA Cup and you don't want to miss an opportunity when you play at home against a Championship team.

"You don't win with kids any more unfortunately, even against the Championship teams.

"We went to Sheffield Wednesday in the League Cup and got quite a severe defeat so we have to show we have learned from that."

Ross Wallace celebrates scoring against Arsenal in the Capital One Cup

Ross Wallace celebrates scoring against Arsenal in the Capital One Cup

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