Score Norwich City 1-1 Arsenal in Premier League 2015
Can Alexis Sanchez (right) propel Arsenal to victory? (Image source: VAVEL)
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Half-time: Norwich 1-1 Arsenal.

45+1': CHANCE! Hoolahan drifts in at the back post but cannot keep his effort down.

42': Grabban is played through the middle and the forward slides his effort under Ruddy. 1-1.

GOALLLL!!!!! 1-1!!!!! GRABBAN!!!!!

34': Lovely football from Arsenal, with Özil interchanging with Ramsey this time. The Welshman's strike is deflected out for a corner.

29': Ruddy's clearance falls to Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean picks his head up and spots the run of Özil who dinks his finish over an onrushing Ruddy.


28': Arsenal cranking up the pressure. This time, a crisp attacking move culminates in Cazorla blasting narrowly over.

27': CHANCE! Cazorla glides past two players and tees up Sanchez, but the winger is foiled by Ruddy.

22': Arsenal making in roads down Norwich's right.

18': CHANCE! Ozil liberates Monreal down the left but Giroud cannot direct the Spaniard's cross towards goal.

10': Confirmation of the change: Koscielny off, Gabriel on.

9': Looks like Koscielny's afternoon is finished. Holding his hip after an innocous clearance. Gabriel getting warm.

1': We're underway!

Kick off is set for 4:15 PM and line-ups will be published around 3:20 PM.

Alex Neil eulogised about Arsene Wenger in his pre-match press conference, citing the Frenchman's ability to maintain desired results over a prolonged period of time as an achievement that should be revered.

Norwich, though, were victorious when these sides met in 2012 at Carrow Road. Grant Holt grabbing the decisive strike.

The last time these two sides met, Aaron Ramsey capped off his memorable season with a sumptuous volley that even drew applause from the Norwich support.

Russell Martin is also back from injury -- and a "domestic issue" -- and should replace Ryan Bennett in central defence. Steven Whittaker and Martin Olsson are expected to flank the duo.

Dieumerci Mbokani, a loan acquisition from Dinamo Kiev, is expected to lead the line, though there may be return to the starting line-up for Cameron Jerome.

Midfield enforcer Alex Tettey will miss the clash through injury.

The Blues were there for the taking yet Norwich sat off, invited pressure and offered little in attack. 

A 1-0 win over Swansea City a fortnight ago arrested the Canaries' slide, though Alex Neil will have been disheartened at his side's endeavour against Chelsea last time out.

Norwich, meanwhile, hover just outside the relegation zone having steadied themselves after a dismal spell of form.

It was his tap-in that secured victory over Bayern Munich at the Emirates and the ex-Real Madrid creator-in-chief has done much to dispel the myth that he shirks responsibility against the heavyweights.

A criticism often leveled at Özil has been his consistency -- or lack thereof -- but few can fault the German's importance this term, as he tops the assists charts.

It has been the form of the latter -- and, to a lesser extent, the former -- that has the Arsenal faithful dreaming of a first Premier League title since 2004.

The apogee of which arrived against Manchester United. Arsenal were unremitting in their destruction of Louis Van Gaal's anemic side, with Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Özil grabbing the goals.

Generally, however, Arsenal have been bright this season, having recovered from their curtain-raising set-back against West Ham to embark on a fruitful winning run.

It sets the Gunners up perfectly for a showdown trip to Olympiacos next week as Arsene Wenger seeks to preserve his impeccable European record.

Encouragingly, they swatted aside Dinamo Zagreb in midweek with consummate ease, with a brace from the Chilean and a Mesut Özil header proving suffice.

As if to compound their misery, Santi Cazorla slipped and blasted over from 12 yards after Alexis Sanchez was upended in the penalty area 11 minutes from time.

The Gunners took the lead against the Baggies through Olivier Giroud, but surrendered meekly as James Morrison grabbed a leveler before Mikel Arteta diverted the ball into his own net.

Arsene Wenger will be keen for his side to bounce back from their disappointment of losing at West Brom last weekend as they seek to move level on points with pace-setters Manchester City.

Hello all! I'm Craig Vickers and welcome to VAVEL UK's live minute-by-minute coverage of Norwich City vs. Arsenal from Carrow Road.