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The Gunners boss intends to pick an experienced side in the FA Cup clash against Burnley following their League Cup defeat at the hands of Sheffield Wednesday in October

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has suggested that Premier League teams can no longer expect to progress in the FA Cup by playing youth-team players against Championship sides.

The Gunners boss says he will name an experienced team for the Gunners's fourth-round clash against Burnley on Saturday as he is keen not to lose a second consecutive game following defeat to Chelsea.

Wenger has masterminded back-to-back FA Cup wins over the past two seasons, most recently triumphing over Aston Villa in May, but suffered a comprehensive 3-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday in the League Cup in October.

"I will play quite an experienced team," he told reporters. "First of all, we lost last Sunday against Chelsea and it is important not to drop our confidence level too much.
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"We have learnt something this season, we went to Sheffield Wednesday in the League Cup and got quite a severe defeat," he added. "We have to show we have learnt from that.

"Second, 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 and you don’t win with kids any more unfortunately against the Championship teams. That’s it."

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