09 September 2021, 14:44 | 28 August 2021, 13:29
The English Premier League fixture, Arsenal F.C. vs. Norwich City F.C. kicks off at 15:00 (GMT+1) on Saturday, September 11 at the Emirates Stadium.
Preview Arsenal Premier League, Sep 11, 2021
Preview Languishing at the very bottom of the Premier League table, Arsenal remain without a point after three games: 0W, 0D, 3L, in what appears to be the worst start to a league season for the Gunners in 67 years. The 2-0 defeat to Chelsea had left a sour taste in the mouth, but Arsenal hit a new low on the third day of the Premier League, conceding five times against the champions, Manchester City. The results are not on par, nor anywhere near the objective after £156.8M was spent in the transfer window. Arsenal are in 20th place with a massive goal difference of -9 after failing to score a single goal in three appearances. In an exclusive interview with Sky Sports about a week ago, Edu pleaded for more time to see the club’s careful planning materialize into numbers on the pitch. But a quick fix would do for the moment, assuming one was in the shoes of Mikel Arteta. A defeat to Norwich would be disastrous for the managerial campaign of the under-fire coach. Norwich are tricky opponents, and shouldn't be underestimated, citing their spirited performance against Leicester City on the third day of the Premier League. But for Arsenal, the fans and Mikel Arteta, this is a must-win, - one to signal a turn-around in the fortunes of the North London side. Arteta switched from a 4—2—3—1 formation against Chelsea on Matchday 2 to a defensive 5—4—1 on Matchday 3 in a futile attempt to contain Manchester City. On Saturday, a re-emergence of the former is expected with Aubameyang at the top of the shape. After taking five against City, Bernd Leno could be replaced by Aaron Ramsdale in goal. Ben White returned to the squad and helped Arsenal beat Brentford, 4-0 in a closed-door club-friendly during the international break. Meanwhile, Granit Xhaka remains suspended following the red card he received for a two-footed lunge in the game against City.
Preview Norwich City Premier League, Sep 11, 2021
Preview Despite desperate efforts to seal a point against Leicester City on Matchday 3, Norwich picked up a 2-1 defeat on home soil. Teemu Pukki (44’ P.) scored the goal for Norwich from the penalty spot. Borrowing a leaf from Arsenal’s book, the Canaries also have no points after three games: 0W, 0D & 3L and are rooted in 19th place. On Saturday, Daniel Farke will attempt to seize the new window of opportunity and secure a point for his side. A 4—1—4 –1 formation with Pukki in attack could be on the cards for Farke as the Canaries continue in search of their first few points of the season. Center-back Rocky Bushiri (knee injury) and left-winger Christos Tzolis (calf injury) could miss the trip to the Emirates Stadium.