Wilshere Starts - Arsenal's Likely 3-4-2-1 XI vs Norwich City

Taylor Byrd
October 25, 2017

Arsenal academy product Eddie Nketiah came off the bench to score twice and rescue his side a 2-1 extra-time win over Norwich City in round four of the EFL Cup on Tuesday night.

The England Under-19 worldwide had played just a minute of first-team football for the Gunners before his introduction saw Arsenal come from behind and win 2-1 after extra-time.

It was nearly 2-0 on 39 minutes when Murphy picked out Nelson Oliveira on the edge of the area and his curling effort towards the far corner was pushed away by Macey.

Norwich, buoyed by their 1-0 derby win over Ipswich Town on Sunday, started in confident mood and comfortably kept Arsenal at arm's length in the opening exchanges.

With six of his seven subs being inexperienced teenagers, Wenger made a decision to stick with what he had and Arsenal did begin to see more of the ball in the final third.

A defensive mix-up allowed Theo Walcott a great sight of goal early in extra-time but Gunn again provided the heroics, only for Nketiah to continue his dream home debut by heading home Elneny's resulting corner.

Norwich had goalkeeper Angus Gunn to thank for not falling behind two minutes later, as he produced a close-range save to keep out Rob Holding's header.

Murphy could have given a Norwich a two-goal cushion on 72 minutes when spotted Macey well off his line, but while the rising shot beat the Gunners' custodian, it also cleared the crossbar.

A minute later James Husband appeared to be dragged back by Mathieu Debuchy down the left of the Arsenal area, but somehow the referee ignored the Norwich penalty appeals.

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