Date: 30th April 2016 at 9:00am
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With the title now out of sight, the Gunners are facing a battle for European qualification. Their draw to Sunderland last time out let Manchester United claw two points back in the hunt for the top four. They face Norwich on Saturday evening, who are desperate for points in their battle to avoid relegation.

Midfielder Jack Wilshere returning to the senior side was perhaps the only plus point to come out of their dire 0-0 draw to Sunderland last week.

In a lifeless performance, the Gunners showed no determination to get past a resilient Black Cats side, who were unlucky themselves not to steal all three points late on.

Mezut Ozil started the season so well and racked up 18 assists, clearly the league leader. However, the German appears to have gone missing in these late stages, but Arsenal will need their playmaker back to his best to break down a stern Norwich defence.

The Canaries go into this game on level points with Sunderland and must get something from this tie if they are serious about staying up this season.

Norwich’s away from has been poor this term, though. They have lost 12 out of their 17 away games and have failed to score on nine occasions when on their travels away from Carrow Road.

Based on statistics alone; it is hard to see anything but an Arsenal win, but Norwich have always done well against the North London club so you can expect them to test Arsene Wenger’s side.

Team News:

Arsenal are without any injury concerns for the first time in many months. Injuries have always seemed to plague boss Wenger, but he can go into this tie with Norwich with a full squad to choose from.

He may opt to give Wilshere a starting place for the first time since a leg injury kept the young international out for most of the year.

Norwich have no such luck. They will be without defenders Andre Wisdom and Timm Klose, who are both out with knee injuries.

Whilst midfielder Alexander Tettey also remains out with a foot injury, which he picked up at the beginning of March.

League Positions: Arsenal – 4th (64 pts); Norwich – 18th (31 pts)
Form: Arsenal – WWDDWD; Norwich – LDWWLL
Previous Meetings: Norwich 1-1 Arsenal – November 29, 2015; Premier League
Key Players: Arsenal – Alexis Sanchez; Norwich – Robbie Brady
Shoot Says: Arsenal 1-1 Norwich

 
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