Arsenal had a great opportunity to claim a spot in the top two on the Premier League table with a win over lowly Norwich City. Instead, they gave up a goal in the second half to finish 1-1 and claim just one point to stay at fourth behind Man City, Leicester City and Man United. With injuries mounting, Arsene Wenger made it clear that he expects his healthy stars to perform better.
“People like Campbell and Flamini now have a good chance to show what they can do,” Wenger said.
“Campbell is a good example because he has shown, since he came in the team against Swansea, that he can contribute.
“He also did well on Tuesday night against Dinamo Zagreb, he has shown he has quality.
“But the only danger we have is the combination of the injuries of Arteta and Coquelin, so it will all hang on Flamini and Calum Chambers, who can play there as well.
“But I still have enough quality and players, if I did not manage to add to the squad in January, to deal with it.”
Midfielder Francis Coquelin has just been ruled out for several months, joining the likes of Jack Wilshere and Mikel Arteta on the long-term recovery list.
Arsenal may have lost one of their best scoring threats as well in their draw against Norwich City as Alexis Sanchez appeared to suffer a leg injury.
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