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Preview: Norwich v Arsenal, Team News, Line-Up & Prediction
Arsenal will look to move level on points at the top of the Premier League table when we take on Norwich at Carrow Road tomorrow afternoon.
Manchester United and Leicester have just played out a 1-1 draw while Man City won 3-1 earlier today meaning we can go level on points at the top with a win on Sunday.
We desperately need to bounce back from last week’s disappointing loss at West Brom but the response was good against Dinamo Zagreb in midweek so let’s hope we can repeat that performance at Carrow Road.
However, I expect we’ll face a stiffer test at Norwich as the Canaries are in dire need of points with Alex Neil’s side just two points above the relegation zone. However, if we have any desires to win the league, these are the games we simply have to win.
Sanchez has a minor hamstring problem but the boss has suggested he’ll resist the temptation to leave him out so he should once again start in attack.
Ramsey is back in contention after making his comeback in midweek and with Coquelin out for three months, I’d love to see him back in the middle alongside Cazorla.
Oxlade-Chamberlain is also available again after recovering from a hamstring injury but Walcott is still just short of fitness as he continues to recover from a calf problem.
Wilshere, Welbeck and Rosicky are all still sidelined with long-term injuries.
As I said, I’d love to see Rambo back in the middle. I know he’s not a defensive midfielder but him and Cazorla could work as a pair if they show the necessary discipline. Anyway, Ramsey has to be better than Flamini!
I’d also like Gabriel to be given a start at the back while I’d play The Ox on the wing if he’s 100% fit. Campbell was excellent against Zagreb but Chamberlain gives us another dimension and we need his pace in attack.
This is how I’d line-up for the game:
In reality, I think we’ll see Flamini in the middle and Ramsey stuck out on the right as Wenger has already confirmed as much. The Ox will probably also be on the bench while Mertesacker will probably keep his place in defence.
Prior to the West Brom game we had an excellent away record so hopefully last week was just a blip. Norwich are in poor form having won just one of their last eight games so we should be confident of picking up the three points. I’m backing the boys to secure a 2-0 win.
Norwich 0-2 Arsenal