Arsenal predicted the line-up against Norwich


A lively Arsenal travels to Norwich on the second day, in order to confirm their place among the top four.

The Gunners have been in good shape recently, heading to Carrow Road after three straight Premier League victories – against Southampton, West Ham and most recently a 4-1 win over Leeds respectively – and are backed by a 5-1 mid-week Sunderland in the Carabao Cup – a result that secured a place in the competition’s final four.

They will be hopeful of reaching five bounce victories on Sunday when they face a team from Norwich who are rooted to the foot of the table after three consecutive losses. Here’s who Mikel Arteta can line up to get another win.

Kieran Tierney is likely to get a recall / Justin Setterfield / GettyImages

Aaron Ramsdale (GK) – He maintains the kind of form that could see him rise in Gareth Southgate’s hacking order at just the right time in the coming months.

Cedric Soares (RB) – Takehiro Tomiyasu is still hesitant after being forced out against Leeds and after a fantastic performance in the middle of the week, Cedric can be in line for a new start here.

Ben White (CB) – Was not good against Sunderland but he is the first choice for Arteta and will certainly continue when his team travels to Norwich.

Gabriel (CB) – Rested for that quarterfinal in Carabao but should be reinstated in the heart of the defense instead of Rob Holding.

Kieran Tierney (LB) – Nuno Tavares took his place on Tuesday, but after starting Arsenal’s four previous Premier League trips, Tierney should regain his place.

Martin Odegaard is in good shape at the moment / Julian Finney / GettyImages

Thomas Partey (CM) – Partey, who is faithful to the heart of Arteta’s team, has now started 13 of the Gunners’ last 14 Premier League matches.

Granit Xhaka (CM) – Had a short cameo, where he obviously enjoyed it to the fullest, in the middle of the week and should be really eager to go for this weekend’s clash.

Martin Odegaard (AM) – In a rich form at the moment, heading into Sunday with three goals and two assists in his last six games.

Gabriel Martinelli has been brilliant for Arsenal recently / Naomi Baker / GettyImages

Bukayo Saka (RW) – After just breaking into the first team properly during the 2019/20 campaign, it now seems completely unthinkable not to have his name on Arsenal’s team sheet.

Alexandre Lacazette (ST) – Who knows when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be restored alongside. In his absence, Lacazette has proved more than capable in recent weeks – although Eddie Nketiah will surely have a word in his coach’s ear over Christmas.

Gabriel Martinelli (LW) – Arteta could go with an unchanged front line for league issues and with three goals in his last two, Martinelli has got a leading role for this one.

You can read 90mins preview of Norwich vs Arsenal here. You can read Norwich’s predicted line-up here.

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