Arsenal Confirmed Lineup vs Norwich City: Xhaka starts again; Sokratis, Tierney benched

Granit Xhaka starts once again while Sokratis and Kieran Tierney have been benched as Freddie Ljungberg names the Arsenal starting lineup to face Norwich City.

Freddie Ljungberg has thrown a few surprises as he names his first starting lineup as Arsenal’s interim head coach, against Norwich City at Carrow Road. No such shocks in goal, though, as Bernd Leno starts between the sticks.

There are some interesting decisions in defence, with Kieran Tierney and Sokratis being relegated to the bench. In Tierney’s stead, Sead Kolasinac is named as Arsenal’s left-back, while Shkodran Mustafi makes his first Premier League start of the season, with Sokratis being the man to make way for him.

Mustafi is partnered by David Luiz at the heart of the Arsenal defence, with Calum Chambers completing the backline. Ljungberg seems to have lined his side up in a 4-3-1-2 formation, with Granit Xhaka returning to a Premier League lineup since the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace in October.

Xhaka has Matteo Guendouzi and Joe Willock as his midfield partners. Mesut Ozil is the fourth midfielder, playing in an advanced position off the two strikers. The two strikers are Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, as Nicolas Pepe misses out once again.

Arsenal Starting XI: Leno; Chambers, Mustafi, Luiz, Kolasinac; Willock, Xhaka, Guendouzi; Ozil; Lacazette, Aubameyang

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