Arsenal vs Norwich City Live Stream and Highlights
Arsenal vs Norwich City Preview:
Date: April 13, 2013; Time: 3:00 PM BST;
Venue: Emirates Stadium — London.
The hosts could take third place with a win over struggling Canaries, so they will do their best to get three points. Chelsea are focusing on the FA Cup, while Tottenham have no game at the weekend, so the Gunners could leapfrog their rivals. Chris Hughton’s team is slowly closes to the relegation zone and is in need of points too. Arsenal are clashing hard for a Champions League place in next season, while Norwich are hoping to stay away of the relegation fight.
Arsenal goes 5th in the Premier League table with 56 points from 31 games, winning 16, drawing 8 and losing 7 so far this season. The Gunners are just 2 points behind 3rd-placed Chelsea and 4th-placed Tottenham, but with a match in hand over the Spurs. They have a great chance to finish in the top 4 this season. They have been in a great form lately with 1 loss and 4 straight wins from last five games in all competitions. Last five home matches the Gunners have finished with 2 defeats and 3 wins. Arsenal have won 7 of their last 9 EPL games. The Gunners have won 1-2 away to WBA last weekend.
Norwich goes 14th in the EPL standings with 35 points from 32 games, having 7 wins, 14 draws and 11 losses so far this season. The Canaries are 4 points ahead of the relegation zone. Their present form has seen 2 defeats and 3 draws from last five games. Last five away matches the Canaries have finished with 3 losses and 3 draws. Also, they have won just 1 of their last 15 matches. Norwich will need to get approximately 5 points from their 6 games to be safe. Last weekend they have drew 2-2 at home with Swansea.
Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere are in contention for Arsenal. But, Arsene Wenger could not risks them. Tomas Rosicky remains doubtful after hamstring injury. Arsenal will be missing Per Mertesacker due to his red card against West Brom last week, while Abou Diaby remains sidelined with knee injury.
With John Ruddy is still out with hip injury, so Norwich head coach Chris Hughton will be hoping on late fitness test of Mark Bunn. Andrew Surman is still out with knee problem, while midfielder Anthony Pilkington is available hamstring injury.
Arsenal line-up: Fabianski, Sagna, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Monreal, Arteta, Ramsey, Gervinho, Cazorla, Podolski, Giroud.
Last three matches:
West Bromwich Albion 1 – Arsenal FC 2;
Arsenal FC 4 – Reading 1;
Swansea City 0 – Arsenal FC 2.
Norwich line-up: Bunn, Martin, Turner, Bassong, Garrido, Bennett, Howson, Johnson, Snodgrass, Hoolahan, Holt.
Last three matches:
Norwich City 2 – Swansea City 2 ;
Wigan Athletic 1 – Norwich City 0;
Sunderland 1 – Norwich City 1.