Last Updated: Fri, 25 Jan 2013 13:21
Brighton manager Gus Poyet admits it will take "something special" from his side to beat Arsenal in the FA Cup fourth round.
The npower Championship play-off hopefuls will host a Gunners side fresh from Wednesday night's 5-1 drubbing of West Ham.
Poyet sent his first-team coach Charlie Oatway to the Emirates Stadium to watch the game, and got the report he was dreading on Thursday morning.
"Charlie went, and he's quite scared," Poyet told reporters.
"Apparently they were unbelievable but I'm not surprised. I know the quality they have got and if they have a good day it will be practically impossible. So we need to make sure we do something special ourselves.
"We need luck and we need to be at our very best in every department. We need to put in the best tactical performance. We lost heavily to West Ham last year, and West Ham lost heavily on Wednesday so if you put one plus one it's easy to see the result.
"But it's a football game, things happen, there can be accidents, a sending-off, a decision from the referee. You need to wait for that."
Midfielder Andrea Orlandi expects to face a strong Arsenal side as they bid to end their trophy drought.
"If you look at the names on the team sheet you probably think we have no chance but at the end of the day we are all footballers and you don't have to be scared," said Orlandi.
"You have to be excited to play good players and see if you can perform at this level. It's not scary, it's exciting. It's a good chance for them to get a trophy this year so we will have to be up for it."
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