Arsenal pair Santi Cazorla and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have recovered from respective Achilles and knee injuries but Arsene Wenger says he will not risk playing both of them together.
Tomas Rosicky is fit after a thigh injury but is not expected to feature.
Norwich captain Russell Martin could return from a virus that caused him to miss the game against Sunderland.
Timm Klose remains out and loanee Andre Wisdom has returned to Liverpool after suffering a season-ending injury.
MOTD COMMENTATOR’S NOTES
Steve Wilson: “Alex Neil was a 15-year-old with big dreams when Arsene Wenger was appointed manager of Arsenal. When Neil was born in June 1981, Wenger was being offered his first coaching job – in charge of the youth at Strasbourg.
“Yet Norwich’s impressive young manager is unlikely to be overawed by his first game in charge of a team at the Emirates.
“Norwich have already won at Old Trafford, drawn at Anfield and Upton Park and held Arsenal at Carrow Road this season. What they’ve done before, they can do again.
“Mind you, Norwich haven’t won at Arsenal since the first day of Premier League football: 15 August 1992.
“Against a backdrop of some Arsenal fans protesting for change, Norwich might feel the time for another win on Gunners’ soil has come.”