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'Would be incredible': Some Arsenal fans know the exact central midfield pairing Arteta should play v Norwich

Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images

Arsenal fans have called for Thomas Partey and Albert Sambi Lokonga to be used in midfield together at the weekend.

Midfield duo

Arsenal are set to be without Granit Xhaka after the Swiss midfielder sits out following his suspension.

That has created an opening in their midfield ranks, and it seems that Arsenal supporters are hoping that Lokonga and Partey can fill it.

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Partey has been back training with his Arsenal teammates, but there is some concern about his fitness.

Lokonga, meanwhile, has been with Belgium over the international break, where he has managed to avoid injury so far.

Lokonga only joined Arsenal in the summer, but he has already made a fairly bright start to his career at the Emirates Stadium, and has shown flashes of real quality.

And Arsenal fans feel that the duo are now their best option in central midfield.

Under pressure

If Lokonga and Partey are selected to feature Arsenal should have greater mobility than when Xhaka plays, although their control of possession may not be as strong.

Mikel Arteta is under real pressure to get his team selection right at the weekend, as another defeat would be a disaster for the Gunners.

Arsenal are yet to win or even score a goal in the league this term, meaning whoever plays in their midfield will be put under scrutiny to make an immediate impact.

TALLINN, ESTONIA – SEPTEMBER 02 : Albert Sambi Lokonga midfielder of Belgium during the European Qualifying World Cup Qatar 2022 group E match between Estonia and Belgium on September 2, 2021 in Tallinn, Estonia, 2/09/2021 ( Photo by Philippe Crochet / Photonews via Getty Images)
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