Friday, May 4, 2012

Arsenal - Norwich City: English Premier League

The Gunners are standing at a difficult third position in the table top, with the Hotspurs and the Newcastle  just on their heels.Thus the Gunners should be looking for a win to hold off the challenge of Tottenham and Newcastle.

But having won nine out of 10 in the league since February 4, the Gunners have since failed to win any of their last three matches - a form which reflects slackness at this crucial juncture. The only solace they can take form history is that their opponent have not won away to Arsenal since August 1992 and that they have all of their last four games against the City.

As for the Norwich, they will be hoping for their first away win against the north Londoners since 1992.

Gunners' midfielder Abou Diaby will miss the match against Norwich with a calf problem, while Norwich left-back Adam Drury is a doubt for Saturday's trip to Arsenal due to groin problem.

The probable XIs for Saturday match are as under:
Arsenal (probable, 4-3-2-1): Szczesny; Sagna, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Gibbs; Ramsey, Song, Rosicky; Gervinho, Benayoun; Van Persie.

Norwich (Probable, 4-4-2): Ruddy; R Martin, R Bennett, Ward, Drury; E Bennett, Howson, Hoolahan, Surman, Pilkington;Holt.

The match is scheduled for Saturday 5 May 2012 at the Emirates Stadium at 12:45 BST / 13:45 GMT