Norwich v Arsenal U21s, Carrow Road, Kick off: 19.00

After a disappointing home defeat to West Ham last week, Arsenal U21s will be keen to bounce back with a win over their Norwich counterparts this evening.

Reice Charles-Cook, who saved a penalty in the draw against Athletic Bilbao last Thursday, could be rewarded with a start in goal.

Sebastian Squillaci, who played in the loss to West Ham, could partner either Sead Hajrovic or Elton Monteiro at centre half, while Ignasi Miquel, who was deployed at left back last week, is also in contention.

Martin Angha and Hector Bellerin are likely to play at full back, although Jernade Meade, who has impressed this season, will be hoping to start.

In defensive midfield, Isaac Hayden is suspended after picking up five yellow cards, so Jon Toral could come in alongside Nico Yennaris.

Thomas Eisfeld, Kris Olsson and Serge Gnabry are poised to form the more advanced midfield three. The latter scored last week, while he also featured for the first team during their abysmal 1-0 defeat at Norwich a few weeks’ ago.

Chuba Akpom, who was up against experienced centre half Michael Turner in the corresponding fixture earlier this season, is expected to lead the line, in what could prove a tricky tie in Norfolk for Terry Burton’s young guns.

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