There are only two games left in the league season and the pressure on both Arsenal and Norwich, to get positive results (albeit for different reasons) could take its toll on one of the two teams. The Gunners are within touching distance of ensuring participation in next season's Champions League and will have to be particularly careful, more so than their visitors, of not dropping points. Arsene Wenger's men recorded a narrow and somewhat fortuitous 2-1 win at Carrow Road.
The Gunners will start this round of games in third, with only a single point separating them from Newcastle and Tottenham, both of whom turned in solid performances in their last games (Newcastle beat rival Champions League hopefuls Chelsea 2-0 and Spurs beat Bolton 4-1). A win for Wenger - and this, theoretically, must surely be seen as an easy three points - could all but confirm their third place and leave the chasing pack with a near-impossible task to reel them in.
The Canaries will come to the Emirates with their own problems and concerns to consider. While Paul Lambert's men have had an excellent season and have avoided relegation, a run of three defeats and only four points from their last six games threatens to end their season on a sour note. Norwich will, if nothing else, be desperate to finish the season on a high and what better way to do that then claim a big scalp like Arsenal?
Arsenal will once again be without French midfielder Abou Diaby, whose return from injury in the game against Stoke finished with a return to the treatment table, to complete a miserable season. Apart from Diaby, Wenger will also have to do without winger Theo Walcott, midfielders Mikel Arteta and Jack Wilshere and defender Per Mertesacker.
Norwich will be missing defenders Daniel Ayala and Marc Tierney. However, midfielder Zak Whitbread could make a return, after shaking of a calf problem. Lambert has no other major absentee to worry about.
This will be Arsene Wenger's 900<sup>th game as manager of the Gunners.
Arsenal are winless in the last three league games.
Club captain Robin van Persie, who is the top marksman in the league with 28 goals, is only three short of a club record for most goals in a single season. The record now belongs to former French international Thierry Henry, who scored 30 in the 2003/04 season.
Norwich have not beaten Arsenal in four games so far. In fact, the last time they beat Arsenal at home was in 1992.
Lambert's side have kept only two clean sheets this season, which is the lowest of any team in the Premier League.
Arsenal: Szczesny; Sagna, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Gibbs; Song, Gervinho, Ramsey; Rosicky, Chamberlain, Van Persie
Norwich: Ruddy; Martin, Ward, R Bennett, Naughton; Pilkington, Johnson; Howson, Fox, E Bennett; Holt