Arsenal will lock their horns against Norwich City in the round of 16 clash of Carabao Cup. Arsenal are entering to play in this match with a emphatic victory against Everton with a margin of 5-2. The result had leaded to the sacking of Ronald Koeman from Everton FC.
“Good performance from the team today and a big 3 points. We needed that! Thank you to the fans for your continued support, much appreciated” ,Jack Wilshere said after the match against Everton on Sunday.
Norwich City are currently situated at 6th position in the Championship Table. They had played 13 matches in the Championship and had collected 22 points in those matches. Both the teams will be keen to make it to the Quarter Final of this prestigious tournament and Arsenal will have the edge over Norwich before the beginning of the match with their last match performance.
When and Where :
Arsenal vs Norwich City will be held on , 25th October and game kick-off time is 00:15 IST at Emirates Stadium.
Team News :
Maitland-Niles, Akpom, Nelson, Nketiah, Sheaf, Dasilva, McGuane, Osei-Tutu, Willock, Macey all under consideration for first-team vs Norwich in the round of 16 clash of Carabao Cup.
Wenger told about Maitland-Niles before the match against Norwich City “His preferred position is central midfield and that’s where I believe he will end up.”
“I must say that he’s close now to being a regular in the first team. I would be on my toes if I was a regular.”, Wenger added.
On the other hand, Nelson Oliveira, the main man in front of Goal for Norwich City could be available for the match against Arsenal. The manager told about his possibility of starting the match in his pre match conference.
“He feels much better.We have to take short-term decisions with him at the moment and it will be late decision. He will travel and have a short training session today and in the morning. He looked really sharp last week and I hope he is available for us.”
“The old problems with his groin are done. He still feels some pain from his stomach and back and it goes into his groin and we can’t find the reason why. He has also been seeing the dentist after problems with his teeth. It’s pretty complicated but there may be a solution.
“Perhaps his body has to adapt. It’s not easy for him or the whole group and it kills him in the head a little bit because he knows he is in good shape. Hopefully it improves.”
Christoph Zimmermann could also be available for the match against Arsenal. The manager was sounding confident about getting his Player for the very important game coming next.
“He took a hit against knee and it was quite swollen after the game,” Farke said of his compatriot. “It didn’t look too good but overnight, it developed in a good way.
“We will make a late decision on whether he’s available to play. We are without Grant Hanley who is cup-tied so we have some problems in defensive terms. We’ll do everything and I hope he can play tomorrow.
“It wasn’t anything bad. He wasn’t able to run and jump but he’s a strong guy and he’ll do everything to be available. It would be helpful if he is able to run and jump so we will see.”
Key Clash :
The key clash of the match is going to be between Olivier Giroud of Arsenal and Nelson Oliveira of Norwich City.
After receiving the Puskas Award for best Goal of the season Giroud is high on confidence and will be keen to get a Goal against Norwich City to strengthen his position in the starting line up for most of the matches for Arsenal this season.
On the other hand, Norwich City forward Nelson Oliveira has already scored 5 important goals this season and a goal against Arsenal in this match would be vital for his team.
Arsenal vs Norwich City Head To Head Records :
Arsenal played against Norwich City 57 times till date, while Arsenal were victorious in 29 occasions, Norwich won 11 matches and 19 matches were drawn.
Possible Starting Eleven :
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