STARTING XIs: Amadou starts for City as Ljungberg makes four changes for Arsenal
PUBLISHED: 13:17 01 December 2019 | UPDATED: 13:30 01 December 2019
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Ibrahim Amadou gets his chance in midfield in the Premier League as Norwich City’s only change for this afternoon’s Carrow Road clash with Arsenal, whose interim manager Freddie Ljungberg has made four changes.
Amadou replaces Alex Tettey as the only change from the starting XI from last Saturday's 2-0 win at Everton, who misses the game due to personal reasons.
Since his arrival from Sevilla on a season-long loan Amadou has had to cover at centre-back but with Christoph Zimmermann fit again - and wearing the captain's armband in Tettey's absence - he gets to play in his preferred position.
Jamal Lewis is fit after his knee problem to return to the bench, taking Amadou's place among the substitutes, but Sam Byram retains his place at left-back.
The Gunners make four changes and look to have changed to City's 4-3-2-1 shape, with Sead Kolasinac coming in at left-back and Shkodran Mustafi replacing Sokratis at centre-back, with Hector Bellerin missing out and Kieran Tierney on the bench.
Joe Willock and Granit Xhaka come into midfield in place of Lucas Torreira, with top-level attackers Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang retaining their starting roles.
NORWICH: Krul; Aarons, Zimmermann (C), Godfrey, Byram; Amadou, Trybull; Cantwell, McLean, Hernandez; Pukki. Subs: Fahramnn (GK), Lewis, Stiepermann, Vrancic, Buendia, Roberts, Srbeny
ARSENAL: Leno; Chambers, Luiz, Mustafi, Kolasinac; Xhaka, Guendouzi, Willock; Ozil; Aubameyang (C), Lacazette. Subs: Martinez (GK), Sokratis, Torreira, Tierney, Martinelli, Pepe, Saka
REFEREE: Paul Tierney
VAR: Michael Oliver
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