Arsenal v Norwich: match preview

Arsenal v Norwich
Arsenal v Norwich: probable starters in bold, contenders in light Illustration: Guardian

It already looks like crunch time for both Arsenal and Norwich. If either team loses they will be pointless from their opening four games and fighting an uphill battle from here to achieve their respective ambitions. Thomas Partey’s return is a huge boost for Mikel Arteta, who may also give Ben White a home debut. The visitors’ head coach, Daniel Farke, will oversee his 200th match in charge and hopes to buck a trend: Norwich have failed to win any of their last 23 Premier League games in London. Nick Ames

Saturday 3pm

Venue Emirates Stadium

Last season n/a

Referee Michael Oliver

This season G3 Y8 R1 3 cards/game

Odds H 1-2 A 6-1 D 37-10


Subs from Ramsdale, Okonkwo, Chambers, Tomiyasu, Holding, Mari, Tavares, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Smith Rowe, Lacazette, Balogun, Martinelli, Nketiah

Doubtful Smith Rowe (ill), Kolasinac (knock), Tomiyasu (work permit)

Injured Elneny (hamstring, 25 Sep)

Suspended Xhaka (first of three)

Discipline Y5 R1

Form LLL

Leading scorer n/a


Subs from Gunn, Zimmermann, Dowell, Tzolis, Sørensen, Sargent, Idah, Omobamidele, Giannoulis, Rupp, Placheta, Normann

Doubtful Tzolis (calf), Placheta (match fitness)

Injured Mumba (knee, Oct), Byram (hamstring, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y3 R0

Form LLL

Leading scorer Pukki 1

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