Pepe and Ozil start, Strongest Predicted Arsenal lineup(4-2-3-1) to beat Norwich City on Sunday

Arsenal will begin their tenure under caretaker Freddie Ljungberg with an away Premier League trip to Norwich City on Sunday afternoon.

The Gunners recently sacked Unai Emery from the managerial’s job after a run of seven winless games and Ljungberg now has the task of rejuvenating the side.

The north Londoners have not tasted a victory in the top-flight for more than 50 days while their last away league triumph came in the season opener at Newcastle United.

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Predicted Lineup:

Bernd Leno has been one of the club’s standout performers this term and he has made more than 50 saves with a fragile defence ahead of him. He is expected to start in goal.

In the defence, David Luiz, Shkodran Mustafi and Hector Bellerin have picked up minor injuries over the past week and the trio may settle for a bench role at best.

In such a case, Calum Chambers and Kieran Tierney seem the likely full-back options with Rob Holding earning a rare league appearance alongside Sokratis Papastathopoulos.

In the midfield, Ljungberg won’t go with the choice of two defensive midfielders and that negates the option of playing both Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torreira in the same team.

In terms of the continuity, Torreira should get the nod and he will most certainly partner Mateo Guendouzi, who has been one of the ever-presents in the Premier League this season.

In the frontline, we are anticipating the combination of Mesut Ozil, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe and Alexandre Lacazette, which has been untried from the starting XI in the Premier League.

Under Emery, one of Ozil, Pepe or Lacazette were usually dropped to the bench at the expense of playing an additional midfielder or centre-back. However, Ljungberg should prefer to go with an attack-minded squad with a quartet starting together.

Predicted Arsenal lineup (4-2-3-1): Leno, Chambers, Sokratis, Holding, Tierney, Torreira, Guendouzi, Pepe, Ozil, Aubameyang and Lacazette.

How Arsenal will line up vs Norwich City


  1. That is too negative,, it must be Joe Willock and Maitland Niles as the midfield pairing behind Ozil. Reasons are that they have more mobility, creativity, athleticism and goals in them than the pairing you’ve chosen.
    Our midfield is the main problem which must be sorted out fast

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