STARTING XIs: Amadou starts for City as Ljungberg makes four changes for Arsenal

Ibrahim Amadou starts for Norwich City against Arsenal Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Ibrahim Amadou starts for Norwich City against Arsenal Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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.

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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.


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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

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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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