Per & Campbell DROPPED, Gabriel & Ramsey STARTS – Arsenal STARTING XI vs Norwich

Arsene Wenger is hopeful that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be available for the trip to Carrow Road, with the England international back in training following his hamstring injury.

The Arsenal boss will check in on the winger, whilst also assessing Alexis Sanchez who is nursing a slight problem with his own hamstring. Wenger may look to rest the Chilean but would seem more likely to hand Oxlade-Chamberlain a bench role, recalling Aaaron Ramsey to a right flank.

The Welshman returned in the Champions League in midweek following recent injury and would seem likely to replace Joel Campbell who is carrying a slight calf injury. Mathieu Flamini looks set to play alongside Santi Cazorla in the double-pivot in Wenger’s usual 4-2-3-1 formation, with Mikel Arteta likely to be ruled out with a calf problem.

At the back, Hector Bellerin, Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal are expected to continue, with Gabriel, Kieran Gibbs and Mathieu Debuchy providing cover.

Theo Walcott (calf) remains out, so Olivier Giroud will be expected to spearheard the attack. Danny Welbeck, Jack Wilshere and Tomas Rosicky remain sidelined through injury.

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