Norwich City came from a goal down to draw 1-1 against Arsenal in the premier league game this sunday evening. Lewis Grabban turned Gabrial inside-out before slotting past Petr Czech to make it 1-1.
Arsenal failed to take advantage of Manchester United and Tottenham’s slip ups as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Carrow Road by Norwich City this Sunday evening. Arsenal started the game brighter of the two and played some quality football. Mesut Oezil scored the first goal of the game with a neat left foot finish in 30th minute but Norwich City hit back just before halftime.
Arsenal joined Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United who dropped points this weekend having played during the midweek earlier. Manchester City and Liverpool are the only teams who won this weekend having played in europe last week.
The 1-1 draw came at a price for Arsenal as their first choice defender Laurent Koscielny was injured and replaced in first half by Gabriel Paulista who was at fault for Norwich City goal. Arsenal’s day got even worse when Alexis Sanchez limped off in midway through second half and Joel Campbell replaced the Chilian.
Alexis Sanchez is sure to miss atleast couple of weeks due to hamstring injury which means he won’t be available for Arsenal’s next league game against Sunderland and all important Champions League encounter next week against Olympiakos.
Norwich City 1-1 Arsenal Highlights
[Premier League 2015-16 ]
30′ 0 – 1 Mesut Oezil
43′ 1 – 1 Lewis Grabban
Preview & Team News: Norwich City started the 2015-16 premier league campaign in a decent form but they have lost 5 of the last 6 premier league games leaving them just three points away from the bottom three. They will be hoping to catch Arsenal on one of their cold days as often the case with Arsenal who can blow hot and cold on any given day. Arsenal were beaten soundly against West Brom last weekend but a 3-0 win over Zagreb will surely put more belief in the team.
Arsenal injury worries are still there as Wilshere, Welbeck, Arteta, Rosickey and Coquelin missing out which means we will see Giroud leading the line with Alexis Sanchez Ozil and Ramsey playing in attacking roles while Cazorla and Flamini to take central midfield roles. Norwich on the other hand will welcome back Russel Martin who missed out against Chelsea last week. Mbokani and Cameron Jerome might start in attack with the likes of Brady, Redmond providing support from midfield. This is how I expect both Norwich City and Arsenal to lineup.
Predictions: Arsenal need to keep winning these kind of games and with Giroud, Sanchez and Ozil in such good form we can expect another solid away performance from Arsene Wenger men this weekend. I am going with a 2-1 away win for Arsenal and Ozil to continue his fine creative form against Norwich.