Arsene Wenger is guaranteed to make wholesale changes to the Arsenal team that will face Norwich tomorrow evening at the Emirates, but with the Canaries in top form it may be more of a risk than doing it against foreign minnows in the Europa League.
Norwich are unbeaten in their last 9 matches in the Championship and have won their last 5 away games, so they are really looking forward to facing a weakened Arsenal side. Their German manager Daniel Farke says his side will play under no pressure and look to create a ‘special moment’ against the Gunners on their home turf.
He said: “There is no pressure on us because 19 times out of 20, Arsenal would go through to the next round.
“There is always that one time though – and that time is special. I like situations where people don’t expect you to create special moments.
“We’ve won our last five away games and that gives us confidence. It is a big task, but I’m concentrated on bringing the best result back to Norwich City.
“We are full of respect for Arsenal, but we want to beat them. That’s our topic and what we are trying to do – we are looking to create something special.”
“I like situations when everything seems against you but we will have a massive support and the fans can carry us.”
He sounds a little more confident than any of the opponents that Arsenal have faced in the Europa League, so our fringe players will have to be on their best form. Can they carry on their form after 3 wins in the Europa League? Of course they can! COYG!