Arsenal v Norwich Match Preview, Line-up and Score Prediction

Arsenal play host to Championship challengers Norwich City in tonight’s Carabao League Cup tie.

The Canaries come into the match in top form, having remained unbeaten in their last nine fixtures, while winning their last five matches away from home. Of course none of those results have been against sides on our level, but their confidence should be sky-high at present and could cause us some problems.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has already revealed that he will be ringing the changes for the match-up, with today’s encounter proving to be our third match in six days, and you would expect a few inexperienced stars featuring.

Our provisional squad includes the likes of Chris Willock, Ashley Maitland-Niles, Reiss Nelson, Matt Macey and Josh Dasilva, while Mathieu Debuchy is also included after his outing in the Europa League last week.

Predicted XI:

Holding  Mertesacker  Monreal
Nelson  Elneny  Willock  Maitland-Niles
Walcott  Wilshere

This Arsenal team has enough firepower in it to come away with the win today, especially at home, although the form of Norwich could see them play with plenty of belief, and it could be a very good game for the neutrals.

I’m under no illusion that we won’t come away with the necessary result, but I also expect to be given a game by our lower league rivals.

Theo Walcott loves to open the scoring against lesser rivals, and I would usually opt for him to bag the opening goal as a value option, but for some reason I really foresee Olivier Giroud getting the opener today, to boost his already impressive week in which he was awarded the FIFA Puskas Award for his scorpion kick.

I’m only predicting a tame 2-1 win tonight, as am showing respect to the Norwich side which I believe is more than organised enough to deny us a hatful of goals.

Am I showing the Canaries too much respect? Will we run over the Championship side?

Pat J

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  1. jon fox says:

    Pat, No you are not showing Norwich too much respect. Any wise manager, unlike Wenger, should always respect the oppponent esp when they are in such good form. YOUR PREDICTED TEAM , WILL BE ONLY JUST GOOD ENOUGH TO WIN AND I AGREE WITH YOU ABOUT 2-1. My real fear is that he will play an even weaker team and we will go out to Norwich.

  2. Mbizo says:

    Debuchy Elneny Holding
    Nelson LeCoq Wilshere Niles
    Walcot Giroud Iwobi

    Thats my line up predictation and its enough to give us results.

  3. Sniper says:

    OT, I voted Masuluke gaol 5 times shame that he didn’t win FIFA goal of the, you look at the impact of the goal and again it was from a keeper,We will never see such a goal in a million years, it’s just favoritism and anti progress that he missedwell done Masuluke

    1. Durand says:

      You’re aware this is Arsenal site yes?
      Anti progress in what sense? Thought award was best goal, not based on “feelings” or social justice.

      Congratulate Giroud or pi$$ off, celebrate an amazing goal or go whine on a more appropriate site.

  4. Sue says:

    If Norwich play their first team I think we may be in trouble. A couple of years back I thought we’d be ok against sheff wed but we went out

  5. Payo says:

    is that game gona be live in any tv channel if yrs which one fellow gooners

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