Pressure will be on Arsenal to deliver a positive result this weekend if they want to hold on to their sacred fourth place finish in the league. Ahead of their next game this weekend, we take a look at the predicted Arsenal lineup vs Norwich.
The 0-0 draw vs Sunderland last weekend was ideal where Arsenal failed to create enough chances against a relegation battling side. If their last game was cagey, Gunners will have to be ready for another tight game as Norwich are in the bottom-3 and are fighting for every point.
Arsene Wenger would need to make some changes to his lineup to freshen up his team who have looked disinterested in last few matches. Jack Wilshere is still far from being fully fit and he will have to wait until the next game to be considered for the starting XI.
Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Norwich
Defense: Per Mertesacker will make way for Gabriel Paulista after the German international was taken to cleaners by Jermaine Defoe and Fabio Borini last weekend. Petr Cech will hope to be at his best against Norwich after being shaky since returning from his hamstring injury.
Midfield: Arsene Wenger’s decision to play Aaron Ramsey in central midfield against Sunderland backfired. He would want to start with Francis Coquelin alongside Mohamed Elneny against Norwich to get a foothold in the match.
Attack: Olivier Giroud has failed to score in last 12 matches and Danny Welbeck has not been able to give anything different to Arsenal’s attack in recent weeks. Perhaps it is time Wenger considers the option of playing his forgotten man Theo Walcott against Norwich as his speed and finishing could get Arsenal the much needed 3 points.
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