VIDEO: Credit belongs to Sheffield Wednesday players – Carvalhal
Goals from Ross Wallace, Lucas Joao and Sam Hutchinson stunned the Gunners and booked the Owls’ place in the quarter-finals.
Head coach Carvalhal – who earlier in the day signed Norwich City striker Gary Hooper on loan until January – said: “I am very happy, I thought we deserved the victory.
“Everything belongs to the players, they were fantastic. They carried out 100 per cent what we planned.
“It was an important victory for the club, a full stadium and a new generation of fans.”
Owls midfielder Barry Bannan said: “The work ethic of some of the boys was outstanding. Our confidence is high, we are on a good run at the minute. A lot of people look at us and say we are a hard-working team, but we have quality too.
“We had a game plan; we played 4-5-1, sat back a bit deeper and waited for them to come at us.”
Wallace added: “That was for the Wednesday fans. They’ve waited a long time for this.”
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger said: “You have to congratulate Sheffield, they put a great performance in, resolute and very dynamic.”