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Arsenal host Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium with the Gunners looking for a win to stay top of the league.

Where to Watch

Kick-Off is set for 3pm BST. LIve audio commentary will be available on the Arsenal website. Highlights of the game will be available on BBC Match of the Day on BBC One from 10:25pm BST.


Arsenal will be keen to pick up where they left off in the league and extend their points tally to 19 against an impressive Norwich side. The Gunners have been in great form this season and are currently joint top with Liverpool, ahead only on goals scored. The addition of Mesut Ozil and Mathieu Flamini to the side in the summer has reinvigorated the Gunners who are now being hailed as genuine title contenders.

However, Arsene Wenger will be concerned by their performance against West Bromwich Albion in the week before the international break. The Gunners were held to a 1-1 draw at the Hawthorns and were lucky to escape with a point. The likes of Aaron Ramsey, who started the season on a high, looked tired as the exertions of playing in the league and other competitions took their toll, and Wenger needs to think about resting a few key players before their must-win game against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Norwich will be seeking redemption against a Gunners side who were lucky to score in the corresponding fixture last season. Arsenal were handed a contentious penalty in the final quarter of the game, which sparked a comeback after going a goal down in the beginning of the second half. Chris Hughton will be looking to exploit the Gunners' lack of solidarity in goal, with the north London club keeping only one clean sheet thus far this season. However, the Canaries have to improve their goal scoring ability likewise, having scored only five goals in the campaign thus far.

The manager will be impressed by their performance against Chelsea at Carrow Road in their last game but has to work on their finishing in order to have any chance against the Gunners.

What the Managers Say

Arsene Wenger: "Cazorla is available in training, but he is not match-fit. It is just about competitiveness with him. There is a possibility both are in the squad for Saturday. I have not decided whether they will start or not."

Chris Hughton: "You can't go to the Emirates with any type of fear. You've got to go there to do your best to get something from the game. You know the qualities they've got and you know you've got to try to stop the qualities that they have. It's a real good opportunity for us."

Form Guide


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): D W W D W
  • Last Result: West Bromwich Albion 1 - 1 Arsenal

Norwich City

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L W W L L
  • Last Result: Norwich 1 - 3 Chelsea

Team News


Injured: Theo Walcott (abdominal), Yaya Sanogo (back), Lukas Podolski (hamstring), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain(knee), Diaby (knee).

Doubtful: Mesut Ozil (knee), Santi Cazorla (ankle), Bacary Sagna (hamstring)

Suspended: N/A

Probable Line-Up: Szczesny; Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs; Flamini, Arteta; Özil, Ramsey, Wilshere; Giroud.

Norwich City

Injured: E Bennett (knee)

Doubtful: Anthony Pilkington (hamstring)

Suspended: N/A

Probable Line-Up: Ruddy; Martin, Turner, Bassong, Olsson; Howson, Tettey, Snodgrass, Fer; Pilkington, Van Wolfswinkel.