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Wenger Makes 2 Changes: Predicted Arsenal Starting XI To Face Norwich

Arsenal will look to bounce back from their loss at West Brom when they take on Norwich Sunday. Here is the side we think Arsene Wenger will select for the game

Aaron Ramsey

Arsenal will look to bounce back from their loss at West Brom when they take on Norwich City at Carrow Road on Sunday afternoon. Here is the side Gooner Mac thinks Arsene Wenger will select for the game:

Goalkeeper: Petr Cech is a certainty to keep his place in goal with David Ospina as back-up on the bench.

Defence: We have no fresh injury concerns at the back so I think the boss might stick with the same back four that kept a clean sheet during our 3-0 Champions League victory over Dinamo Zagreb in midweek.

That means Laurent Koscielny alongside Per Mertesacker in the heart of defence with Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal once again starting in the full back slots. If Wenger was to make one change it would be Gabriel in for Mertesacker.

Midfield: Aaron Ramsey is back in contention after making a cameo appearance off the bench in midweek so I think we could see the Welshman play alongside Santi Cazorla in midfield this weekend. Francis Coquelin is out for the foreseeable future and Mathieu Flamini put in a solid shift against Zagreb but I’d like to see Ramsey back in the middle.

Attack:  Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is available again after recovering from a hamstring injury that’s kept him out for a month so he could start on the right wing. That would see Joel Campbell drop to the bench and the Costa Rican would be unlucky to miss out after an impressive display against Zagreb.

Alexis Sanchez has a minor hamstring concern but Arsene appeared confident he’ll be passed fit at his press conference yesterday so I expect him to start alongside Mesut Ozil in attack.

With Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck still out we have limited options up front so Olivier Giroud will continue to lead the line, despite looking like he could do with a well-earned rest in recent games.

Here is how I think we’ll see Arsenal line-up:

What do you think? What line-up would you like to see start?



  1. Geobert Luhanga

    November 28, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    I prefer to have Joe to the right-front than Ox-chamberlain.Arsenal go!!!!

  2. ibrahim Muhammad

    November 28, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Ramsey will play d right wing and flamini will pl
    ay DM den the ox will come in for Alexis in d 75min….chambers coming in for carzola or flamini den Campbell coming in for giroud

  3. paul35mm

    November 28, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Having Ramsey and Chamberlain back is a big boon but it is not like Arsene Wenger to rush players in. If it were a big, must-win game he might be tempted, but against Norwich, it seems like too much risk against a side Arsenal should beat.

    Flamini should keep his spot in the middle of the park. Ramsey does not like to play as a DM and Cazorla can’t. It is easy to imagine Arsenal giving the ball away near midfield and with Ramsey too far up the pitch, getting opened up like a can of cheap tuna with Cazorla and Ramsey in the middle.

    On the wing, Campbell’s displays after being glued to the bench deserve to be recognized and rewarded. Arsenal might finally have developed a player who can provide the depth and professionalism to make challenging for multiple trophies possible. Provided he is given a platform on which to keep growing. It would be niceto rest alexis, and if Arsenal can push the score to 2-0 before the half, replacing him with Ramsey makes more sense. If the Gunners keep a lead, Arsenal could pull Giroud to rest him around 75 minutes, bring in Chamberlain and move Campbell to the central striking role. Late in the game if things keep positive for Arsenal, te boss could pull Cazorla and bring on Chambers or Gibbs to see off the game.

    The team Arsenal should start;

    Monreal, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Bellerin
    Cazorla, Flamini
    Sanchez, Ozil, Campbell

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