Wilshere in central midfield, Macey debut: Arsenal v Norwich teams

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Arsenal take on Norwich City tonight in the 4th round of the Carabao Cup.

As expected Arsene Wenger has heavily rotated his squad for a game coming just 48 hours after our 5-2 win over Everton at Goodison Park.

Here are tonight’s official line-ups.

Arsenal: Macey, Debuchy, Elneny, Holding, Nelson, Coquelin, Wilshere, Maitland-Niles, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud

Subs: Iliev, Osei-Tutu, Sheaf, Dasilva, Willock, Nketiah, Akpom

Norwich: Gunn, Pinto, Zimmerman, Klose, Husband, Reed, Trybull, Vrancic, Maddison, Murphy, Oliviera

Subs: McGovern (GK), Martin, Jerome, Hoolahan, Wildschut, Stiepermann, Franke.

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David C

Wilshere and Giroud against Norwich! What could go wrong? Let’s have another one of those beauty team goals please 🙂

COYG!!!

Gunner in Canada

Looks like a 4-3-3 set-up, not the usual 3 at the back

ForeignGooner

You’re mistaken.

PeteyB

Macey (GK) / Debuchy, Elneny & Holding as the central 3, Nelson & Maitland-Niles as right and left wing-backs respectively, Coquelin & Wilshere in the centre, Iwobi, Walcott & Giroud the forward 3.

Though I suppose there is potential for Iwobi to play the deeper role and Wilshere further forward. Unlikely though.

Should be good.

Maniac

Promising line-up. Will be interesting to see how Matt Macey handles his debut!

ForeignGooner

Looks like a well-balanced lineup with Coq’n Debuchy.

Martin

Well he has prescience and can’t be worse than hapless Ospina

Terry Neill - never again
Terry Neill - never again

What a fabulous quality for a goalkeeper to have, he’ll spot all danger in advance.

Shank

Our reserve team is strong

Doug

COYG

cdm995

A) Wenger OUT! We needed to win this, that team’s rubbish!
B) Perfect! Well done, through to the next round and the big players rested!
Delete A or B as necessary after the match. 😉

Martin

Already deleted A

Cdm995

Good man.

Adam

Ah so Wenger romantics are back in town.

GraeB

Half time (re) views guys?

Adam

Yeap-Wenger romantics will never learn. Question is-where are they after each humiliating defeat (clearly not on arseblog as surely they would have some convincing explanation of why we should not sack him)?

arsepedant

I think our second XI is damn near as strong as many teams’ first XIs.

Does anyone know how much rotation Norwich have done? They played on Sunday just like us, and they’ve got a big league match coming up on Saturday, so maybe they’re resting some of their first team too, perhaps?

KingKolo

Wish Wenger would go for some fantasy in his teams. Seems to have lost his sense of adventure. Nelson in Walcotts position and AMN where Coquelin is or at RWB. Theo should be fighting to play in the prem not be a starter in this cup…

Sean

I agree, we see this line-up every europa league game. Wish he’d pull a wildcard or two in the league cup matches like you said with Nelson in a more advanced role or AMN central. Just to test out a few more options and give the youngsters more of a starring role. Think we’re all perfectly aware of what the selected front three offer by now.

clins

agreed. i just wish i could see nelson and AMN playing in thier best positions which is midfield instead of watching walcot again and again

Trez

STOP PLAYING REISS NELSON AS A WINGBACK!!!! This is getting too annoying for my liking. Play him in the front 3. He is an attacking player…how long will this ridiculous experiment last??

ChioGooner

As far as it annoys you,it sure gonna last long.

caligunner

Until they lose

Anonymarse

Thought Debuchy had retired

He\'s got no hair but we don\'t care...
He\'s got no hair but we don\'t care...

Check out the bench of other top 6 teams playing in this cup and then check out ours.

arsepedant

Yeah … none of them had anything remotely like Nketiah.

420Goonerblayzeit

NKETIAH SUPER SUB!!!!!

420Goonerblayzeit

annnnd I missed the 2nd goal. Stupid boss decided to come chat at my desk while I was streaming it. What a dick!

Anonymarse

How inconsiderate

GraeB

More calls to sack the boss then?

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