Arsenal vs Norwich preview: Can the Gunners finally get some points on the board?
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Arsenal return from the international break in a must-win situation. Three losses in three games and a newly-promoted Norwich side visit the Emirates hoping to take advantage of the poor form Mikel Arteta's side have created for themselves. 

Arsenal lie right at the bottom of the Premier League table with their opponents in 19th, also yet to pick up any points. 

Norwich come to Arsenal after losing narrowly to Leicester with Teemu Pukki cancelling out Jamie Vardy's early opening goal but was spoiled by Marc Albrighton's winner in the 76th minute. Arsenal come in much worse condition after being demolished 5-0 with ten men for most of the match by Manchester City after Granit Xhaka saw red. 

The North London side have only lost 2 meetings against Norwich in 18 clashes winning 9 and drawing 7. Norwich have conceded 26 goals in their past away trips to the Emirates Stadium. 

Arsenal will head to Burnley next after this clash before facing their arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur who are looking to make it 4 wins out of 4 against Crystal Palace this weekend. 

Norwich will play Watford and then Everton who have been on a good spell under new manager Rafa Benitez

Team News:

The Gunners have been handed a big boost with Ben White returning from COVID-19, new signing Takehiro Tomiyasu available to play and Thomas Partey returning from an injury sustained during preseason. Gabriel Magalhaes and Eddie Nketiah are also available for selection after both returning from injuries. 

Meanwhile, Emile Smith Rowe is a doubt with an illness that ruled him out of playing in the England U21 team against Kosovo. Mohamed Elneny is out with a hamstring injury while Granit Xhaka is serving his three-game suspension after his straight red card offence against Manchester City. 

The Canaries will not have Cristoph Zimmerman and Dmitros Giannoulis but Christos Tzolis has been cleared to play. 

Predicted Lineups:

Arsenal: Leno, Chambers, White, Gabriel, Tierney, Partey, Lokonga, Pepe, Odegaard, Saka, Aubameyang

Norwich: Krul, Aarons, Hanley, Gibson, Williams, Gilmour, McLean, Lees-Melou, Rashica, Pukki, Cantwell

When and where to watch:

The match is being played at the Emirates Stadium at 3pm UK time and is unfortunately not being broadcasted anywhere in the UK. After the match, Arsenal VAVEL will be doing a breakdown report so make sure to check that out afterwards. 

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