Reading captain Jem Karacan believes his side are capable of pulling off an upset against Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Saturday.
Arsenal are the current FA Cup holders and will be favourites against Reading but Karacan believes his side are capable of winning the game.
“We want to go out there and shock a few people and there’s no reason why we can’t,” Karacan told Getreading.
The Turkish international made his first senior start for 570 days on the weekend in the goalless draw against Blackburn Rovers in the Championship.
Karacan played for 75 minutes on the weekend and is expected to start against Arsenal.
The 26-year-old had been out with a cruciate ligament injury but has since recovered and is nearing full match fitness.
Karacan has one goal in seven appearances in all competitions for Reading this season.
Reading are currently 18th in the Championship on 47 points from 42 games this season.
Arsenal are second in the Premier League, seven points off league leaders Chelsea.