Clark hopeful of Cup shock

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Huddersfield manager Lee Clark has been mesmerised by some of the football played by FA Cup opponents Arsenal this season but declared "nothing is impossible" ahead of Sunday's fourth-round clash.

Clark, under intense pressure to deliver npower Championship football at Huddersfield next season, will send out a side with nothing to fear at the Emirates Stadium and eager to showcase their talents on a national stage.

The 38-year-old said: "Arsenal are an outstanding side. The pace and the tempo they play at and the way they pass the ball so quickly and accurately to each other is unbelievable. Despite this we have to go there with a gameplan and try to stick to it to the best of our ability."

He added: "If we do, you never know. The Cup is about shocks and this would be a huge one because as I've said we are massive underdogs. All we can do is focus on our own performance."

Arsenal's pedigree surfaced in their third-round replay defeat of Leeds and against Ipswich in the Carling Cup, flashes of brilliance accounting for two Championship sides.

Clark continued: "We won't fear them. We have certainly got the utmost respect for them, but we won't fear them. We have to go and try and cause them one or two problems.

"We know that for large periods of the game we'll be up against it and if anyone thinks any differently, they're living on a different planet.

"But we know that if we do the right things and defend our goal properly we can cause them one or two problems with the attacking players we have, that's for sure.

"Nothing is impossible. Shocks have happened over the years, so we'll give it a good go and see if something can happen."

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