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Arsenal vs Norwich City: Match Preview, Predicted line-ups and more

Arsenal vs Norwich City: The game will be played at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. Both teams will look for their first points.

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Arsenal vs Norwich City will be a game of temperament. Both sides are looking to find their rhythm in the new season which has been lacking for both sides. Arsenal and Norwich City are both looking for their first point(s) in the Premier League this season.

Arsenal vs Norwich City: When and Where to watch the Premier League match? 

Arsenal will be hosting Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday (11th September) at 7:30 PM IST. Arsenal are going to play at the Emirates Stadium only for the second time this season.

The Star Sports Network will be broadcasting the English Premier League. Fans can watch the game on Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD. The game will also be available on the Disney+ Hotstar platform.

Arsenal team news, injuries and suspensions

Arsenal are coming into this game after a humiliating start into the new season of the Premier League. The Gunners lost all three matches leading to their worst start in over a decade. More concerningly, Arsenal have conceded 9 goals already. They have not even scored a single goal yet. Arsenal were crushed by Manchester City in their previous match by five goals to nil.

The Gunners will be hoping to take all three points from the fixture. If Arsenal are successful in doing so, they will register their first points in the Premier League this season. The North London club have a range of players back from injury.

Thomas Partey, Gabriel Magalhaes and Ben White are all back and they might feature in the game. However, Granit Xhaka is out of the fixture as he is suspended for three games. Mohamed Elneny is out after sustaining an injury.

Norwich City team news, injuries and suspensions

Norwich City, similar to Arsenal have had a poor start to the new season. They too have lost their first three fixtures. The Canaries will be hoping to take at least a point from the fixture and cause an upset to the Gunners. If they can cause an upset at the Emirates, then it will be a huge positive for Norwich City.

Christos Tzolis will be out of the match due to a calf issue. Bali Mumba is sidelined after dislocating his knee just before the International break. However, Przemyslaw Placheta will also not take part in the game after contracting coronavirus.

Arsenal vs Norwich City Head to Head Record

The Gunners have a major advantage over Norwich City in terms of the head to head aspect. But in recent times, Norwich City have been successful in neutralising it. However, in the last five fixtures, Arsenal have only two wins while the remaining three matches were a draw.

Arsenal vs Norwich City predicted line-up

Arsenal: Leno, Maitland-Niles, White, Gabriel, Tierney; Partey, Lokonga; Saka, Odegaard, Pepe, Aubameyang.

Norwich City: Krul, Aarons, Hanley, Gibson, Williams; Gilmour, McLean, Lees-Melou, Cantwell, Pukki, Rashic.

Arsenal vs Norwich City: Players to watch out

Arsenal:

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has failed to impress in the starting matches. However, he did score a hat trick in the Carabao Cup fixture against West Bromwich Albion. But it is his Premier League form that is more concerning. However, the Gabon international will be hoping to bring back his form and start scoring again. If Arsenal wants to succeed this season then Aubameyang’s form will be very crucial.

Norwich City:

Adam Idah will be a very key player for Norwich City in this fixture. Arsenal’s defence has been shaky this season and Idah can further exploit it to Norwich City’s advantage. His height is a serious threat for the Gunners. Arsenal have been majorly conceding from the set-piece and Idah will be wary of that weakness of Arsenal.

12th Man prediction

Given that some major Arsenal players are back with full fitness, Mikel Arteta’s team should not find it tough to beat Norwich City. The final score might be in Arsenal’s favour with a 2-0 win.

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