Arsenal vs Norwich: Premier League preview


rsenal’s tricky opening set of fixtures meant there was always a danger they could be struggling by the time this match came around.

But the scale of those struggles has been of epic proportions as they have endured their worst start to a League season in 67 years, failing to pick up a point or a goal.

Such was their collapse at Manchester City in their last game, when Granit Xhaka was sent off after 35 minutes of the 5-0 defeat, that the latter stages turned into a keep-ball session for the hosts.

The international break has been a time to reset and the Gunners fielded a number of experienced players in a 4-0 behind-closed-doors win over a youthful Brentford side.

On Saturday, Mikel Arteta and his men can start again in a battle of the bottom two, with Norwich having fared only marginally better this season, at least getting one goal in their three games.

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Date, kick-off time and venue

Arsenal vs Norwich is scheduled for a 3pm BST kick-off on Saturday, September 11, 2021.

The match will take place at the Emirates.

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Where to watch Arsenal vs Norwich

Due to the return of English football’s 3pm blackout this season, the game will not be live on TV in the UK.

Highlights will be available via Match of the Day, which is on BBC One from 10.40pm on Saturday night and on iPlayer.

Arsenal vs Norwich team news

Ben White and Gabriel have played only one game between them this term, White appearing in the opening-night 2-0 defeat by Brentford. But White and Gabriel returned from illness and injury respectively to feature in the friendly against the Bees and could be the centre-backs for Arsenal on Saturday.

Midfielder Thomas Partey, absent after suffering an ankle injury in pre-season against Chelsea, has resumed training and could make his first appearance this term.

Christos Tzolis scored twice on his Norwich debut in the League Cup against Bournemouth but a calf injury makes the Greece winger a doubt for this game.

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