Everything is really tight at the top of the Premier League with only 9 points between 1st an 11th.
If Arsenal have a good weekend we could find ourselves top of the table, if we have a bad time of it would could end up in the ghastly position of being below Spurs.
The Gunners travel to Carrow Road tomorrow in the evening kick off, and find Norwich in poor form only winning 1 and losing 5 of their last 6 PL games, but as we know nothing is ever simple with Arsenal and as we proved last week we`re more than capable of making an arse of things.
Arsene Wenger – ‘It was a bad result [against West Brom] but on the day everything went against us.
‘They had one shot on target and scored two goals – that will not always happen. On top of that we missed a penalty and scored an own goal, so we had a nightmare. It was an unlucky day, that can happen in a season but after it is how you respond to that and we did that well on Tuesday.’
Alex Neil – ‘I would like to think I could manage at 66. It is a long time, I might not be alive, never mind managing,’
Norwich City Team News:
Norwich are missing Alex Tettley through injury while Russell Martin and Kyle Lafferty return for the Canaries.
Player to watch: John Ruddy
Norwich are in poor form and one would expect the Gunners to dominate proceedings, however as last week showed, Arsenal don’t even need to let the opposition have 2 shots on target to concede 2 goals, so for Norwich goals can come from absolutely anywhere.
They do however need to be in the game should Arsenal gift them opportunities and John Ruddy will be integral to a clean sheet, especially if Arsenal attack like they did in midweek.
Arsenal Team News:
After last week’s hideous game the Gunners will be without Coquelin and Arteta.
Good news for a change though as The Ox returns and Wenger confirms Walcott is close to coming back too.
Player to watch: Mesut Ozil
Magic Mesut has been by far and away the best creative player in the country, if not the world, this year and it will be important for him to have his passing boots on if we’re to unlock Norwich who undoubtedly will be on the defensive tomorrow.
Match Facts & Stats
Arsenal have scored ten of their last eleven goals against Norwich in the second half.
Mesut Ozil has got an assist in each of his last 7 Premier League games, a run never matched before. Ever. In PL history.
Arsenal have only lost once to Norwich in the last 13 meetings.
I’m confident Arsenal will carry on where they left off against Zagreb with a health 2-0 win.
Giroud and Rambo with the goals.
Sat 5th Dec 15.00 Sunderland (H)