Confirmed line-ups: Norwich vs Arsenal

By on December 26, 2021

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Arsenal are at Carrow Road this afternoon looking for a win over Norwich City to tighten our grip on fourth place.

The boss has made plenty of changes from the side that beat Sunderland in the League Cup last week with Aaron Ramsdale recalled to start in goal. Bernd Leno drops back to the bench while Gabriel is recalled to start in defence after being rested on Tuesday night.

Rob Holding keeps his place and it looks like Ben White could be playing at right-back with Takehiro Tomiyasu [covid], Cedric Soares [covid] and Calum Chambers not named in the matchday squad. Keiran Tierney returns at left-back so Nuno Tavares has to settle for a place on the bench.

Granit Xhaka is partnered by Thomas Partey in midfield after they were rested in the League Cup so Mohamed Elneny drops out. Albert Sambi Lokonga is back on the bench after missing the last few games due to covid.

Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli are recalled to start in the Arsenal attack while Martin Odegaard keeps his place in the team. Therefore, Emile Smith Rowe has to make-do with a place on the bench.

Alexandre Lacazette is recalled to lead the line up front in the continued absence of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang so Eddie Nketiah has to settle for a sub role today despite scoring a hat-trick in midweek.

Here are the line-ups for the game:


Ramsdale; White, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney; Partey, Xhaka; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Lacazette

Subs: Leno, Tavares, Mari, ELneny, Patino, Sambi, Pepe, Smith Rowe, Nketiah.


Gunn; Aarons, Kabak, Gibson, Williams; Gilmour, McLean; Sargent, Dowell, Placheta; Pukki

Subs: Byram, Cantwell, Tzolis, Lees-Melou, Mumba, Giannoulis, McGovern, Idah.

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