Norwich City (4-2-3-1): Krul; Aarons, Zimmerman, Godfrey, Byram; Trybull, Amadou; Cantwell, McLean, Hernández; Pukki

Subs: Fährmann, Lewis, Vrancic, Srbeny, Buendía, Stiepermann, Roberts

The big Arsenal news this week? They ditched the private jet and hopped on to the team bus for this season’s visit to Carrow Road after taking flak for chartering a 14-minute flight from Luton airport to Norfolk four years ago. How times have changed. Not only that but Freddie Ljungberg is now in the hot-seat after Arsenal sent Unai Emery packing with his P45. Ljungberg, who has whet supporters appetite by declaring his love for va-va-voom football will be ably assisted by former defender and Big F ... Per Mertesacker. Fifty-six days have passed since Arsenal’s last win in the Premier League (against Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth at the start of October) and, in terms of performance, surely anything will be an improvement on Thursday’s abject defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt, Emery’s final game in charge. “However long I oversee Arsenal for I will give everything I have to put smiles back on faces again,” says Ljungberg, who faces competition from the former Juventus manager Max Allegri for the permanent gig. Norwich, meanwhile, will be keen to build on that away win at Everton last time out. “We’re not too down after disappointing results and weren’t too high after the Everton win,” says Daniel Farke. “We remain the underdogs in every game, especially against Arsenal. But we always have a chance.”

Kick-off: 2pm (GMT)

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