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Delaney admits Ipswich will have limited attacking ambitions against Arsenal

Ipswich make the journey to Arsenal in a fortnight for the second leg of the Carling Cup semi-final defending a 1-0 lead with defender Damien Delaney admitting a defensive formation will be inevitable. The English Championship outfit will "park the bus" in front of goal at the Emirates Stadium as Arsene Wenger's men remain favourites to win through to a Wembley final.

Delaney said: "Arsenal weren't at their best, but in the tie, we have to be above our best and pray to God that they are somewhere below average if we're going to get close to them. That's what happened.

"We'll go and park the bus in front of the goal at the Emirates, like Jose Mourinho said.

"We've got something to hold on to. They'll be breaking out all the big guns to do well after not winning any trophies for so long. When you've got something to hold onto, you can get another huge performance out of you."

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