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Who’d be in your Arsenal XI to take on Norwich City at Carrow Road?


The international break is finally over and we can now, after what can only be described as a gruelling two week wait, get back to watching our beloved Arsenal.

The only decent thing that came out of the break was giving our injured players more time to recuperate, such as Jack Wilshere, who looks like he is ready to go if Arsene Wenger gives him the nod.

Just before the international games took place, The Gunners managed to beat West Ham 3-1 at Upton Park after initially going down a goal.

So next on our list is Norwich City at Carrow Road – a tough away game, but certainly one that the lads can win by a great margin.

Theo Walcott looks set to miss the next two games after picking up an injury against San Marino, while Lukasz Fabianski is out for three months after suffering a setback on the road to recovery. Abou Diaby, Tomas Rosicky, Wojciech Szczesny are all still a few weeks from a return to first-team action. On the bright side, it looks like Wilshere is back in contention.

So taking this all into account, what should our starting line-up look like?

Here is how I would play it:


Jenkinson          Mertesacker          Vermaelen          Gibbs

Arteta          Coquelin


Chamberlain                                 Podolski


The back five pretty much speaks for it self, while Mikel Arteta and Santi Cazorla are both certainties.

Wenger has opted to play Aaron Ramsey lately and the Welshman has done well when called upon, but I’d like to see Francis Coquelin get the nod, as the Frenchman will be needed in midfield to get stuck in against a dogged Norwich side.

Gervinho will likely start, but I hope to see Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain start following good performances in an England shirt.

Lukas Podolski should start on the left and the industrious Olivier Giroud would lead the line if it was up to me. But hey, I’m not Wenger. These are just my views on the matter.

So, who do you guys reckon should start for us tomorrow evening against Norwich?

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  • John Belushi says:

    Gibbs is injured and not playing. A little strange that you do not know this… Makes the website look bad.

  • Omglol says:

    Gibbs wont make it so its Santos, Dont think Gervinho will lose his spot for OX even if he play awful this year on right, The only thing is Coq or Ramsey, me, i want Ramsey to start.

  • bc says:

    For me its santos at left back as gibbs is injured. it has to be ramsey in the middle. Bench from martinez sagna djourou coquelin frimpong wilshire chamberlain arshavin chamakh

  • Karl says:

    You want to play 2 defensively minded central midfielders against a bottom 5 side? Good thing you’re not the manager.
    Gibbs is also injured, I don’t know how you can have remained oblivious to this.

  • eben says:

    this is a 4-2-1-2-1 formation
    jek per veminator santos
    the orchestra(arteta)coqueline
    the ox
    super carzola lukas pold
    the killer giroud

    sub; gervino for lukas
    ramzy for coqueline
    10 mins for jack wont be back for the ox
    hoping we win by 5:0

  • ladedoddy says:

    jenk- verm – per – santos arteta-santi-ox gervinho- giroud – poldi

  • Goonergraham says:

    Mano jenky merta verminhater santo
    teta cozzy the ox the ram pod gerronivo

  • jjsam says:

    Oh what a great miss on d left full back. Santos is certainly in tomorrow cos of Gibbs injury.

  • Hard Ogura says:

    jenk Per Verm Santo
    Arteta Coq
    Ram Carzo Pod
    The reason for this is that;

    .Ram does well on 7 compared to Gerv whom you can’t leave out of the current line up
    .Two defensive mid because we are away to shield the defence.
    .Gerv to start upfrong because of his speed to keep the defence back and on counters.
    . Giroud for Gerv, Alex for Coq and either Arsh/Jack/Frimp for Carzo since he has been over used on international duty.

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