We were really disappointing against Sunderland last time out, and really need to bounce back against Norwich. We’re still able to clinch third spot, but if we continue performing the way we have been then there’s more chance of us missing out on fourth than beating Manchester City to third.
Here’s how we think Arsenal will line up against Norwich:
GK) Petr Cech
There’s no reason to think that David Ospina will replace Cech against Norwich, and if the Colombian does play it would be a real surprise.
RB) Hector Bellerin
- [Team news] Arsenal line up vs Newcastle – Huge Tierney injury news
- Mesut Ozil to ‘terminate contract’ with Arsenal and join boyhood club
- [Player ratings] Arsenal 0-0 Crystal Palace: Flying save earns Gunners a drab point
In all honesty the Spaniard could probably use a break, but it seems unlikely that he’ll get one before the end of the season now. Hopefully we don’t run him into the ground.
LB) Nacho Monreal
Kieran Gibbs has been carrying a knock recently, but everyone is training and available for the game this weekend. You’d still assume Monreal will keep his spot, but it’s possible Gibbs could get the nod.
CB) Per Mertesacker
Although long-term there are real concerns with Mertesacker, we’ve looked far better since the German has replaced Gabriel Paulista.
CB) Laurent Koscielny
This one is a bit of a no-brainer, and it’s always likely to be Laurent Koscielny plus one at the back.
Arsenal transfer news