Arsenal will be hosting Norwich City at Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night in a league cup with the game coming only two days after the 2-5 victory at Everton. Arsenal bounced back to winning ways after suffering a shocking 2-1 defeat at the hands of Watford by beating FK Crvena Zvezda 0-1 in Europa League last Thursday. The Gunners who won FA Cup last season will be trying to add to their cabinet the League Cup that has evaded them since the season 1992/93.

Norwich City is currently playing in English Championship League which is the second tier in England soccer.

The Canaries have not tasted defeat in eight games in a row in all competitions. Norwich City travels to London after narrow 0-1 victory over Ipswich Town at the weekend in English Championship division. Daniel Farke's side progressed to this stage after overcoming Brentford with a 3-1 win at Griffin Park in September.

Talking Points

  • Norwich City has progressed to the competition's finals on four occasions and won the trophy twice. The last time the Canaries won the title was in 1984/85 while the last time they were competition's runners-up was in season 1974/75.
  • The Gunners have won the competition twice after reaching the finals on five occasions. The last time Arsenal won the title of the competition was 24 years ago and found when Arsene Wenger hadn't arrived at the club yet.
  • The Canaries last met Gunners in 2015/16 season in a two-leg Premier League match where Arsene Wenger won at Emirate Stadium and drew at Carrow Road. Both the encounters realized less than three goals each.
  • Since the 0-4 defeat at Millwall, Norwich City is unbeaten in eight consecutive games in all competitions.

Team news

Arsenal missed Danny Welbeck, Santi Cazorla, Shkodran Mustafi and Calum Chambers in the 2-5 victory over the Toffees at the weekend due to injuries.

However, Wenger was delighted to have Matheu Debuchy back in the squad during the 0-1 win in Europa League after a being sidelined with an injury for an extended period. The Gunners' manager tends to grant young and fringe players opportunity to appear in cups.

The North Londoners are likely to rest some players who featured in Premier League over the weekend with Petr Cech, Alexandre Lacazzette, Theo Walcott and Per Matersacker set to miss.

Rob Holding, Mathieu Debuchy, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Joseph Willock, Francis Coquelin, Reiss Nelson, Jack Wilshere, Olivier Giroud Chuba Akpom, Jordi Osei-Tutu, Ben Sheaf, Matt Macey, Edward Nketiah, Marcus McGuane and Joshua Da Silva are players Arsene Wenger may include in his team.

Being a Championship side, Daniel Farke is expected to line up the same team that was successful in Ipswich Town over the weekend. Norwich City has no injury and suspension cases so the manager will no doubt select his best eleven to face off with Arsenal.

Full-time Prediction: Arsenal 3-2 Norwich City.