Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger pinpoints Nathan Redmond as Norwich City dangerman
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Arsenal chief Arsene Wenger revealed he is a confirmed admirer of Norwich City starlet Nathan Redmond as he strives to keep the Gunners' Premier League title charge on track this weekend.
Wenger knows Norwich will raise their game at Carrow Road tomorrow and Redmond could be a potential dangerman.
The Arsenal boss said: 'He's a young prospect who, for me, has a top individual talent. He has pace, he is creative in his dribbling and he's one of the players who caught my eye every time I watched the (England) under-21s play. He gives you always the impression that he can create something special.
'I'm a bit loathe to analyse the Premier League teams because you know that when you go there, it's always a special game for them. They raise their level and all the recent history of a team doesn't play too much of a part in it. You just want to (be) more focused.
'I think the key to the game will be more on our side than on the opponents' side. I've said already – it's not who we play, it's how we play in these kind of games.'
The Frenchman has plenty of creativity in his own ranks with Alexis Sanchez a key figure for the Gunners and fit-again duo Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also in the travelling party. Sanchez is nursing a hamstring problem and Wenger will make a late decision on whether to include the Chilean.
'It might not be the best moment to rest Alexis, but I don't know,' said Wenger. 'He had a little hamstring alarm, but we will see how he recovers from that. I take information, especially from medical people who know him and treat him everyday, and after that we will look at his overall recovery as well. His resistance to injury is remarkable. What is also remarkable is that he goes to South America, he comes back Thursday night and on Saturday he can play without a problem, even if he's jet-lagged.
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'These are not players who have the traditional academic education and a physio every day. They are more street players, not pampered. When he does something he does it 100pc. So he finishes and you think, 'He's dead now.' But then he recovers and gives 100pc again, so you always see signs of exhaustion, but it's not because two days later he's fine.'