Arsenal: Predicted XI to face Norwich City

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Arsene Wenger confirmed on Friday that Mesut Özil will be available for the weekend clash with Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium, after the German had picked up an injury on international duty.

Özil was forced from the field of play during Tuesday's defeat of Sweden after sustaining a knock to his knee, and appeared in some discomfort as he limped off.

The 25-year-old, however, is available for selection for the visit of the Canaries on Saturday, and would appear likely to retain his place in the Arsenal starting XI.

Santi Cazorla and Bacary Sagna are also fit, as Wenger explained in his pre-match press conference, although neither are expected to return to the starting line-up are their respective spells on the sidelines.

With Cazorla now recovered form injury, the position at most risk in the Arsenal midfield would seem to be that of Jack Wilshere, but the England international should keep his place ahead of his Spanish teammate this weekend.

Wenger could be forgiven for wanting to shake-up his options in the middle of the park given recent international exploits and the encounter with Borussia Dortmund next Tuesday, but keeping the same quintet that started against West Brom seems to be the most likely course of action.

Changes elsewhere would also appear to be unlikely, with Wenger reporting no injury concerns when he spoke to the press on Friday morning.

Predicted Arsenal XI to face Norwich City: Wojciech Szczesny; Carl Jenkinson, Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny, Kieran Gibbs; Mathieu Flamini, Mikel Arteta, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Mesut Özil; Olivier Giroud.

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