Premier League

By - Published at 2020-09-18

Arsenal vs Norwich City: Premier League – Match Preview and Lineups

Arsenal vs Norwich City – Match Overview

Premier League action returns to Emirates Stadium as Arsenal vs Norwich City will kick off at Arsenal’s home ground!

The stadium has been away from league action since March 7 when all forms of sports events halted due to the global Corona-virus pandemic. However, premier league action is back!

The fixture features the host Arsenal welcoming the relegation-threatened Norwich City who is extremely wounded and is exceedingly low on the Premier League points table.

Arsenal vs Norwich City – Team News

Arsenal

The gunners were slow to restart post resumption as they suffered defeats against Manchester City and Brighton.

However, Arsenal must be high on confidence after scoring the injury-time winner against Sheffield United that landed them a place in the FA Cup semi-finals last weekend.

The much-needed win boosted the club’s confidence and should uplift their dull shoulders.

Injury news – Arsenal’s injury front is a pretty serious one considering their standings in the League table. With Gabriel Martinelli, Pablo Mari, and Bernd Leno already warming the bench due to their respective injuries, David Luiz and Mesut Ozil also join them with an ankle and slight back injury, respectively.

Furthermore, Calum Chambers is also likely to sit out the remaining season.

However, it’s not all bad. The star forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is likely to return to the playing XI alongside Hector Bellerin and Dani Ceballos.

It is also expected that Cedric Soares will make his most-awaited debut in this fixture.

Form (Premier League): WWWLLW

Norwich City

Norwich must be extremely low on confidence considering they conceded the extra-time goal against Manchester United in their last fixture in FA Cup that resulted in them being knocked out of the cup.

Their away record has been abysmal with just one point and goal from their last six Premier League fixtures away from home.

Injury news – Norwich is still facing a lot of problems on the injury front with Grant Hanley, Christoph Zimmermann, and Sam Bryam ruled out for the remainder of the season.

To join the list, Lukas Rupp also picked up a hip injury in the fixture against United in the FA Cup.

Form (Premier League): LLWLLL

Arsenal vs Norwich City – Predicted Lineups

Arsenal

Martinez; Mustafi, Holding, Tierney; Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Saka; Pepe, Nketiah, Aubameyang

Norwich City

Krul; Aarons, Godfrey, Tettey, Lewis; McLean, Vrancic; Buendia, Duda, Hernandez; Pukki

Predictions

Arsenal’s form since the resumption of the Premier League post-COVID lockdown has been abysmal. In their last 3 fixtures, the team has won only 1 game against Southampton.

There have been issues that influenced their extremely bad league performance, i.e. injuries, however, the 19/20 season has been plain disappointing for the fans.

Norwich City’s performance also hasn’t been anything near convincing considering they lost 2 out of 2 games since the resumption of the Premier League.

However, knowing Arsenal’s thirst to win and climb up the points table, our favorite of today’s fixture will be Arsenal.

Nevertheless, we are in for an exciting encounter.

Score: Arsenal (3 – 0) Norwich City

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