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Friday 17 November 2017

Wenger to ring changes in Cup

Mesut Ozil. Pic: Reuters
Mesut Ozil. Pic: Reuters

Arsene Wenger will rotate his Arsenal side once again for their League Cup fourth-round clash with Norwich tonight.

The Gunners boss has spoken recently about utilising his squad and on the back of Sunday's 5-2 win at Everton it is expected he will make a raft of changes against the Canaries.

The likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette could be rested while Shkodran Mustafi (hamstring), Calum Chambers (hip), Santi Cazorla (ankle), Danny Welbeck and David Ospina (both groin) all miss out.

Meanwhile, Norwich can play under no pressure and look to create a "special moment" with a shock Cup win at Arsenal, according to manager Daniel Farke.

The Canaries head to the Emirates Stadium after beating Ipswich 1-0 in the East Anglia derby.

It was a fifth straight away win for Farke's well-drilled side, who have climbed into the top six of the Sky Bet Championship on the back of a nine-match unbeaten run since being thumped 4-0 at Millwall.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is set to again rotate his side and German Farke believes Norwich will have nothing to lose as they are cheered on by a 9,000-strong travelling support.

"There is no pressure on us because 19 times out of 20, Arsenal would go through to the next round," the Norwich head coach said at a press conference, quoted on the club's official website.

"There is always that one time though - and that time is special. I like situations where people don't expect you to create special moments.

"We've won our last five away games and that gives us confidence. It is a big task, but I'm concentrated on bringing the best result back to Norwich City.

"We are full of respect for Arsenal, but we want to beat them. That's our topic and what we are trying to do - we are looking to create something special."

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