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Arsenal vs Norwich City – Match preview, Team News, lineups, H2H & Match Stats

Arsenal vs Norwich City – Match preview, Team News, lineups, H2H & Match Stats

Arsenal will be playing at home for the very first time since the return of the league when they host Norwich City at Emirates stadium this evening.

Arsenal won their last match 2-1 against Sheffield United in the FA Cup quarter-final match, a late goal from Dani Ceballos secure the victory.

Mikel Arteta’s side are currently in tenth position and a win could lift them up to seven, Arsenal home record against Norwich City have been great, winning their last two.

Since tthe return of the league Norwich City have not tested victory losing their last four match in all competitions, they are currently sitting at the bottom of the table.

Team News

Timm Klose will not be available for this match due to the red card been given in their last match against Manchester United.

Norwich City are in injury crisis with Sam Byram, Grant Hanley and Christoph Zimmermann all out till the end of the season.

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Lucas Torreira and Cedric Soares will be available for selection in today’s match but might start from the bench.

Mesut Ozil’s and David Luiz are still in doubt for today’s match but a late assessment may pass them fit.

Bernd Leno, Gabriel Martinelli and Pablo Mari are all out of today’s match and may be back towards the end of the month.

Arsenal possible starting lineup:
Martinez; Mustafi, Holding, Tierney; Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Saka; Pepe, Nketiah, Aubameyang

Norwich possible starting lineup:
Krul; Aarons, Godfrey, Tettey, Lewis; McLean, Vrancic; Buendia, Duda, Hernandez; Pukki

Head to Head

2019-12-01 Norwich City 2-2 Arsenal
2017-10-24 Arsenal 2-1 Norwich City
2016-04-30 Arsenal 1-0 Norwich City
2015-11-29 Norwich City 1-1 Arsenal
2014-05-11 Norwich City 0-2 Arsenal

Match Stats

  1. Arsenal have only lost one of their eight Premier League home games against Norwich (W5 D2) – the defeat came on the first ever day of Premier League action on 15th August 1992, with the Canaries coming from behind to win 4-2 at Highbury.
  2. Norwich have kept just one clean sheet in their last 12 Premier League meetings with Arsenal (31 goals conceded), with that coming in their only win against them in that time (1-0 in October 2012).
  3. This will be both Arsenal and Norwich’s first ever competitive game played in the month of July.
  4. Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 26 home Premier League games against promoted sides (W22 D4), since losing consecutive such matches against West Brom and Newcastle in 2010-11.
  5. Since a 2-1 win at Spurs in April 2012, Norwich are winless in 21 Premier League games in London (D6 L15), losing each of the last seven in a row.

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