Wilshere Starts – Predicted Arsenal Starting XI To Take On Norwich

By on May 9, 2014

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Arsenal will look to sign off the Premier League season in style when they take on Norwich City at Carrow Road on Sunday afternoon. Here, Gooner Mac gives us his predicted starting line-up for the game.

A look at the latest Premier League table shows us that fourth place is assured and we have almost no chance of overtaking Chelsea to third, so there’s very little left to play for other than pride and preparing ourselves for next weeks FA Cup final, so Arsene Wenger is expected to rest a number of his key men on Sunday ahead of our trip to Wembley.

If the boss plans to keep faith with Lukasz Fabianski in the final then Wojciech Szczesny will most likely start this weekend, while Carl Jenkinson and Thomas Vermaelen could come in at the back with Per Mertesacker and Bacary Sagna rested.

Kieran Gibbs is back in the squad but if he’s going to start in the final then Nacho Monreal is likely to keep his place at left-back against Norwich with Gibbs coming on for a run-out in the second half to get his fitness up after three weeks out with a hamstring injury.

Mathieu Flamini is almost certain to start in midfield giving Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta well earned rests, and while some have suggested Abou Diaby could make his first start of the season, I think we’re more likely to see Kim Kallstrom start with the Frenchman coming on in the second half.

Jack Wilshere is in-line to make his first start in over two months after recovering from a foot injury and he could play in an advanced role if the boss wants to rest Mesut Ozil. Tomas Rosicky is likely to come in to the attack while youngster Yaya Sanogo should be given his chance in the Premier League if Arsene wants to go with Olivier Giroud at Wembley.

Here’s the team I think we’ll see on Sunday:

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