Gunners team news v Norwich at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal are expected to have influential trio Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla and Bacary Sagna back to face a Norwich side who are 18th in the 20-strong Premier League and who’ve lost four of their seven league matches so far this season.
But boss Arsene Wenger – looking to guide Arsenal to a first major trophy since 2005 – was wary of the threat posed by Chris Hughton’s Canaries.
“We have learnt something in the last 18 months, that the Premier League has changed, that every single game is a potential danger for any team in the league and the recent results in the Premier League have confirmed that,” said the Frenchman.
“Every team who is favourite today is on its toes because they know every game is a potential danger.”
Club record signing Ozil is expected to be fit following a minor knee injury but the Germany playmaker could be on the bench ahead of next week’s Champions League tie against Borussia Dortmund.
Midfielder Cazorla (ankle) and full-back Sagna (hamstring)should also return to action but England forward Theo Walcott is likely to be sidelined again following abdominal surgery.
Despite rarely having had a full-strength squad to select from this season, Wenger’s side still find themselves top of the table, on goal difference from Liverpool, heading into this weekend’s fixtures.
“You want all of your best players to play together in a very positive way, which is what will happen,” Wenger said.
“I am very happy with the team who has played until now, so we do not expect anything special (from the players returning to action).
“What is important is that instead of focusing on one or two players, we focus on developing ourselves as a team and our team play, where there is still room for improvement.
“There is still the desire within the team to improve that,” he added.