Going by Arsene Wenger’s team selections for Arsenal’s three Europa League games so far, with every one ending up with three points, it is very likely that he is going to stick with the same sort of lineup for tomorrow’s game against Norwich in the Caraboa Cup, which should not be too much harder than last weeks win in Serbia against Red Star.
We all know that Shkodran Mustafi [hamstring], Calum Chambers [hip], Santi Cazorla [ankle], Danny Welbeck and David Ospina [both groin) are definitely unavailable, but the team that faced Red Star will not need many changes at all, especially as Jack Wilshere only had a cameo role against Everton so should be fine to play tomorrow.
Obviously with Ospina injured Wenger will have to choose between Cech and Macey, and I think he will go with the youngster for the League Cup games. Debuchy, El Neny and Holding must have gained a little confidence in last weeks game so they should be staying as the back line, and the rest of the fringe players would pick themselves, so my starting XI would look like this….
Debuchy, Elneny, Holding
Nelson, Coquelin, Willock, Maitland-Niles
Walcott, Wilshere, Giroud
It is questionable as to whether Norwich will be a tougher game than any of our Europa League opponents, so I really can’t see Wenger changing a winning formula, especially in a home tie.
Would you make any changes to this Arsenal line-up?