So we have played 3 games in the EPL for 3 losses against:
- Brentford: 2-0 away
- Chelsea: 0-2 at home
- Man City 5-0 away
So 0 point, 0 goal scored, 9 goals conceded.
Our next few games are:
- Norwich at home
- Burnley away
- Tottenham at home
- Brighton away
- Palace at home
So 3 games at home against Norwich, Tottenham and Palace and 2 away at Burnley and Brighton.
Besides Tottenham, none of the team are “EPL power houses” although Brighton is improving with quality players and Norwich can be dangerous at times.
15 points to be taken and I would stay that we should expect/aim to take at least 10 points BUT if we do not win against Norwich, it could become very tough for us to catch the top half of the EPL table because others may take more points than us and the gap will widen but also because the mood around the team won’t change…until we get a convincing win. For that, I believe that the Norwich game could be a defining game in our season. Win it and you change the mood and get on an upward trajectory…otherwise, we re stuck and pressure piles on the team and Arteta…
So here is my preferred line-up if players are fit enough to start:
Leno – Holding, White, Gabriel – Chambers, Partey, Lokonga, Tierney – Saka, ESR – Laca
I am not a fan of Leno but he did well during last game so we cannot drop him yet.
Here is my prediction…a hard earned 2-1 win with Pepe or Auba delivering us from the bench with the winning goal.