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Previewing Arsenal’s match against the Canaries


Arsenal travel to Norwich City on Saturday for a half past five kick off. It would be the first game week after the latest international break and Arsenal would be looking to get three points at Carrow Road. Last time these two sides met a breathtaking 3-3 draw was played at the Emirates on the second least game week of last season. Last time the Gunners traveled to Carrow road, they emerged 2-1 convincing winners over the Canaries.

Arsenal have had a good start to the league, winning three, drawing three and losing one, a run which finds them sitting seventh in the table with 12 points, seven points behind league leaders Chelsea. Arsenal go into this game winning their last match on the road at Upton Park where Giroud opened his account and Arsenal had a impressive game.

Possible starting XI

Mannone would keep his place in goal as Szczesny won’t be ready for Saturday. His performances so far have made him the no. 2 but once the Pole returns from injury, he would probably be finding himself on the bench.

The back four have looked strong as well as shaky this season, keeping three clean sheets but allowing a total of five goals. Though it is probably the best in the league but the goals Arsenal have conceded have been due to poor defending. Considering the opposition the Gunners play, Wenger might put up Mertesacker along with Vermaelen in the heart of the defence with Jenkinson and Gibbs as full backs. Mertesacker managed to score against Sweden in their disappointing 4-4 draw.

In midfield, perhaps return game for Jack Wilshere? Not really. Jack Wilshere on the bench? Maybe. Chamberlain might play in midfield alongside Arteta and Cazorla due to the fact that Diaby won’t be ready till yet. The OX displayed a brilliant performance for England in their friendlies which might give him a start on Saturday.

Up front, Giroud would look to build on his goal against West Ham alongside Podolski (who will take his place on the left) and Gervinho (who would play on the right). Giroud also scored a last gasp equaliser against Spain in their qualifiers after coming on as a substitute on the 88′ minute.

It should be simple three points for Gunners as they would look to climb up the table.


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