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(Opinion) Arsenal At 20 Norwich At 19: Will They Interchange Positions After Their Match?

With the new signing in Arsenal, we really hope for the best. Back to our club,I think it is now full to capacity. This time round,all trusted players are back including the latest Japanese star from Bologna FC Takehiro Tomiyasu. It is going to be business unusual.

1. Defence:

Thankful Ben White is back after a short Covid 19 ailment. Kieran Tierney is also still a nailed on starter, but the other two positions are a little harder to call.

Gabriel Magalhaesis closing in on full fitness but he is still only recently back from his extended injury absence. We are predicting Mikel Arteta to stick with for now, but it could go either way.

As for the right back position, Hector Bellarin is gone, but Cedric Soares and Calum Chambers remain to provide competition for new signing Takehiro Tomiyasu.

Our prediction is that Tomiyasu will make his debut, given how keen Arteta was to push the deal through. Therefore, the fact neither Cedric nor Chambers have really managed to nail down their spots.

2. Midfield:

Thanks to Granit Xhaka's red card and Mohamed Elneny's injury, Arsenal’s midfield options are a bit short right now. Thomas Partey is supposedly close to a return, but he was not ready to feature in the international break friendly against Brentford.

As a result, Arteta may have to turn to Albert Sambi Lokonga and Ainsley Maitland - Niles, as basically his only available deep mid fielders.

Ahead of them,you get the sense Arteta may have to choose between Martin Odegaard,Nicolas Pepe,Bukayo Sana and Gabriel Martineli to squeeze into two wide positions as well. It is hard to find room for both players because we only deal with first 11.

It is not ideal to give up Odegaard’s chance creation when you are struggling for goals as badly as Arsenal are, so we are giving him the nod.

3. Forwards:

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang should start up front,though Alexandre Lacazette is definitely putting pressure on him.

Pepe and Saka are the likely choices either side, with Saka in good form over the international break and Pepe back from illness to provide an assist in the Brentford friendly.

I think with this squad,Arsenal shall start rising at high paces. Whom do you think shall take the first position from the other one? Is it Arsenal at position 19 or Norwich at position 20? You can comment and give us your remarks please.

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