LONDON (REUTERS) - Arsenal, who suffered a humiliating Capital One (League) Cup quarter-final defeat by fourth-tier Bradford City last season, will again rotate their squad when Chelsea visit the Emirates in the last 16 tomorrow.
Manager Arsene Wenger has used the competition in recent years to blood youngsters and field fringe players and did so when a second-string side edged out West Bromwich Albion in a penalty shootout in the third round.
"I will rotate against Chelsea but play with a team that has a good chance to qualify as well. That will be the target,"he told the club's website.
Arsenal have a tough sequence of games coming up that will test their credentials as title contenders.
They host Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday and, after travelling to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, take on Manchester United at Old Trafford.
"You worry about fatigue a little bit but not too much. Sometimes, when you play every three days, you look tired and then in three days you are flying again. It goes a bit in cycles,"Wenger said.