Arsenal clash heads with Norwich City in this weekend’s Boxing Day fixture at Carrow Road on Sunday. Arsenal have won their last 3 games comfortably and Mikel Arteta would like to see more of the same from his team on Sunday. Last week’s win against Leeds have put them 4th on the table as they look to guarantee that top 4 spot going into the second half of the season. Norwich currently sits last on the table with no wins in their last 5 and only 10 points from 17 games. A win will put the Gunners in a bit of a comfort zone when it comes to a top 4 place as they look to make it four wins on a trot on Sunday.
4-4-1-1 Predicted Arsenal Lineup Vs Norwich City
Aaron Ramsdale will continue between the sticks as he looks to claim his ninth cleansheet on Sunday when they face Norwich. Ramsdale has made 3.5 saves per match which is the second-highest in the league and he has been in outstanding form throughout the season.
The defensive pair of Ben White and Gabriel will start at the heart of the defence. They have been highly reliable for the Gunners this season and will be looking to add another cleansheet against Norwich. Rob Holding and Calum Chambers will provide defensive cover on the bench.
Kieran Tierney has been in great form recently and will start at left-back along with Tomiyasu at right-back who has been ever dependable in that position. Nuno Taveres will be on the bench.
The midfield duo of Thomas Partey and Granit Xhaka will continue in the middle of the park hoping to control the tempo of the game and keeping as much possession as possible throughout the 90 minutes. The return of Xhaka has been a massive boost for the Gunners. Albert Sambi Lokongo is still out with Covid and Elneny will only be on the bench.
Gabriel Martinelli is a guaranteed starter in the left side after his tremendous showing against Leeds. The young Brazilian has 4 goals in his last 6 Premier League games and continues to impress in that left sided role. Bukayo Saka will start from the right flank and look to link up with the attackers. Nicolas Pepe will start from the bench and might come on in the 2nd half if needed.
Alexandre Lacazette will lead the Arsenal attack from the front and will hope to keep up his form on Sunday. He has been involved in 3 goals in his last 3 games in the league and has been a key to Arsenal’s success this season. 4 goal involvements in his last 5 games, Martin Odegaard is expected to start again at Carrow Road. Arsenal’s top scorer Emile Smith-Rowe will start from the bench as Arteta will look to use him as a substitute to make an impact later in the game.