Sheffield Wednesday coach gives his side “10 percent” chance of beating Arsenal

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With a midweek match in the League Cup against Arsenal, you would expect the manager of a Championship side to be looking forward at a chance to upset a Premier League giant.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal, however, is being a bit more realistic.

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The Wednesday manager has come out and said his side has about a “10 percent” chance of beating Arsenal, not exactly the most encouraging words for his players.

We will fight for the whole match and we will be competitive. It will be interesting to see how it goes.

We have probably a 10% chance of getting through. It is not very much but it is better than zero.

Zero means you can do nothing, 10% means we will have 10% of the chances and we have to grab them.

Wednesday currently sits eighth in the Championship, the second division of English football. They are currently on a good run of form, unbeaten in eight matches, including a 1-0 win at Newcastle in the previous round of the League Cup.

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While Wednesday will be playing in front of a rowdy home crowd at their Hillsborough Stadium, they face an Arsenal side that is on a tear. The Gunners have won four straight matches while outscoring the opposition 10-1, with wins over Manchester United and Bayern Munich.