The teams have been announced for our trip to Carrow Road, and it’s as you’d expect for the most part. We’ve got a chance to move back into second place after Leicester City and Manchester United’s draw, and we need to bounce back against Norwich after our poor performance against West Bromwich Albion.
Petr Cech predictably continues in goal, with Spanish duo Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal at full-back. Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker keep their central defensive partnership going, with Gabriel Paulista still confined to the bench.
Mathieu Flamini is preferred in midfield, despite training pictures suggesting young Krystian Bielik could be in line to feature. Santi Cazola and Mesut Özil both keep their places, with the creative pair vital to our success.
Alexis Sanchez still doesn’t get his rest, and despite injury concerns following our win over Dinamo Zagreb (via the Daily Mail), starts on the left. Aaron Ramsey displaces Joel Campbell on the right, with the Welshman making his first start since his return from injury.
Olivier Giroud leads the line in the absence of any other options, and will be hoping to regain his sharpness against Norwich.
There aren’t really any surprises on the bench, although Jeff Reine-Adelaide will be hoping to finally make his senior debut.
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The Norwich team is as follows:
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We really need to take all three points if we want to be considered title contenders, as we can’t afford to regularly drop points against teams like Norwich.