Image: Confirmed Arsenal team to take on Norwich

The teams are out for todayโ€™s Premier League clash between Arsenal and Norwich at Carrow Road.

The Gunners are aiming for a fifth straight win in all competitions, while the home side are hoping to break a run of five without a win.

We had a few players ruled out by Coronavirus when the team news was announced on Christmas Eve, while Sead Kolasinac is also ruled out with injury, and the manager has been able to return to almost the same starting line-up that took on Leeds in our last PL outing. Holding comes into the team to replace Tomiyasu, which we failed to expect in our predicted line-up earlier on today.

What are your predictions after seeing the confirmed line-up?


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        1. Holding is a good CB

          He was inconsistent, because our attackers’ bad high press last season made our defense suffer. I think the attackers are more commited to do it this season, after Aubameyang got suspended

      1. Arsenal FC messaged Tomi, AMN and Cedric miss out due to COVID!

        So Tomi isnt injured after all, good news..

        1. Yeah, but does it mean they have to be isolated for two weeks?? If that’s the case, they will miss two important matches after today’s match

          1. I donโ€™t think you have to isolate for two weeks now, 7 days I think with negative test on the 6th and 7th day. I think ๐Ÿค”

      1. Giving Holding game time is needful.
        This will help should Gab or White sustain injury or suspension.

        I like the rotation up front as well.

    1. @Dan,

      ESR was injured while ago and in the past he has missed several months due to niggling groin injury so I think MA is extra-cautious with him. Rightly so IMO.

    1. SueP, any Arsenal line up Should be able to win against Norwich easily. Anything short of 3points today is a disgrace.

        1. Our turn now with COVID!!
          I wonder when they tested positive and doesnโ€™t isolation time depend on vaccination status?

  1. Martinelli having a cracker, winning the ball back often

    Other than that games dipped quite a bit, need that 2nd goal.

    1. Didnโ€™t see anything at all myself. I think our players looking at referee despite Norwich rough tackles and Xhaka protests is nothing much

    1. Careful Sue, it appears you didnโ€™t you get the
      memo from the board experts that MO was a
      terrible summer signing and will NEVER impact
      games from the middle of the pitch.


  2. ODE having good form in arsenal shirt. His tally this time is more than what he produce all through last 1/2 season on loan.
    Laccazet showing us again why we need prolific striker.

  3. Our players were more organized, more skilled and more confident than Norwich’s, so the opponents had to resort to rough challenges and provocations

    As I said many times before, Odegaard’s diagonal passes and runs are essential for Arteta’s system. Hopefully Xhaka can cool his head down, otherwise he needs to be replaced before getting his second yellow card

  4. He seems to be in full form right now. Long may it continue. I’m loving the shape of a fully fit arsenal team Sue. Reason I still don’t want Arteta is because of how we play against big teams. If he can show up in big games, his in game tactics and substitutions and his man management skills. If he can work on those, he probably has my vote of confidence. But those things still seem far fetched for him

    1. Yes, he’s playing very well. Not long until City come to town, Kstyx, see what MA comes up with… one thing I’m certain of – there’ll be goals ๐Ÿ˜„

      1. Sure thing Sue. Seeing the scoreline between city and Leicester now shows that City is not invincible. They can be scored against easily. It just depends on how well we defend against them.

  5. if arteta dosnt take XHAKA OF AT HT hes stupendously bonkers,xhaka is a mental hospital case

    1. No game is easy….. Arsenal have played the first half better….that’s what happened……making it look easy……2nd half still to come.

      Don’t take anything away from the team.

      1. I agree the boys have done well but not once has our goal really come under serious threat. This is a very poor Norwich side.

  6. How was that not a penalty? Shot on target and hand in an unnatural position.

    Not on purpose but that a 100% goal if it didn’t hit Aarons hand.

  7. Only dpwn side today is that Spurs are getting better and better under Conte

    Seriously though why not take off Saka/Martinelli for our next game.

    1. Such a fantastic ambassador for AFC and a true
      professional. Will be sad to see the Frenchmen go
      if his short term future isnโ€™t in NL.

      And Auba sure could learn a lot from his good friend.

  8. Credits to MA and the team!I’m delighted to be proven wrong by MA,may long it continues, COYG!!๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ’ช

    1. Agreed! I’m delighted for him,I like him a lot as a player,he reminds me of the old school numbers 10 , dictating the tempo and splitting defenses passes.

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