Last Updated: 13/04/13 4:54pm
Arsenal 3 Norwich 1. Late show from the Gunners sees them take the points and move into third place in the Premier League table. Frustration for Norwich, who remain in trouble.
Cazorla and Podolski combine on the edge of the box, but Norwich get enough men back. Snodgrass is then tripped as he looks to counter. Final few seconds being played out.
Walcott leaves the ball down by the corner, making Bunn race out to go and get it. This game has gone for Norwich now. Not enough time left. Arsenal getting everyone back in position for the goal kick.
Snodgrass goes into the book. Frustration boiling over for Norwich now. He had a tug at a shirt. Needless, as Arsenal can now take their time with the free-kick.
Arsenal have turned this around in some style. Changes have made the difference, with an injection of pace and creativity seeing the Gunners home.
GOAL ARSENAL - PODOLSKI. Game over now. Walcott able to escape in behind Whittaker. He cuts across the edge of the box and tees up Podolski, who turns and fires low into the bottom corner.
Bunn forced into another smart stop. Game becoming stretched now, allowing Arsenal to find space. Giroud picks up the ball at the back post, but sees a drive from a tight angle touched over. Arsenal take the corner short.
Snodgrass delivers from the set-piece. Header planted goalwards, but straight into the hands of Fabianski. Relief for the Gunners.
Harsh on Norwich, with the tie having been turned on its head. Canaries now back in trouble. They almost find an equaliser, with Howson through. He is denied by a low stop from Fabianski. Corner to the Canaries.
GOAL ARSENAL - GIROUD. What a turn around. The hosts now lead. Oxlade-Chamberlain able to make his way to the by-line. He forces the ball square, where Bassong and Giroud bundle the ball over the line.
Hughton on the sidelines calling for calm from his side. It is vital that Norwich do not leave empty-handed now. Ball keeps coming back at them, with Holt flagged offside. Arsenal piling men forward.
Norwich have every right to feel hard done by, but there was a tug on Giroud and he went to ground. Tough call and one which should have been made by the referee, not his assistant. Anyway, we now have four minutes to find a winner.
GOAL ARSENAL - ARTETA. We are level...just. Bunn goes the right way, but Arteta's effort low to his left squirms past and into the back of the net.
Referee points to the spot. Norwich raging. Spot kick awarded by assistant, not Mike Jones. Corner caused plenty of problems and Giroud ended up going down after being tugged at by Kamara. Not sure how the assistant could see the incident, but he gave the award.
Walcott unable to get around Snodgrass. Arsenal on the edge of the Norwich box, but no way through. They go wide to Ramsey, and he slides in with Snodgrass to win a corner.
Oxlade-Chamberlain's first touch sees him fail to gather the ball in and concede a goal kick. Bunn once again decides to take the ball across his goal to the other. He is entitled to do that, as the seconds tick down.
Attacking change by Wenger as Oxlade-Chamberlain comes on in place of Sagna. Arsenal prepared to go with three at the back as they chase a leveller.
Free-kick to Arsenal 40 yards from goal. Cazorla goes long to the back post. A group of players rise as one, but the ball breaks kindly for Norwich and they can clear. All hands to the pumps as Kamara finds himself at left-back.
Holt out-muscled by Vermaelen. Arsenal readying another change. They have to go for broke now. They come so close to grabbing a leveller, with Podolski seeing a stinging drive tipped onto the bar by Bunn.
Three points today would see Norwich to 38, which should be enough to see them safe. That's how big a win this would be for them. Can they hold on? They are living dangerously, with Bassong able to block Podolski inside the box.
Holt frustrating Arsenal as he keeps hold of the ball at a throw. Norwich doing all they can to run down the clock. Arsenal need something to happen, and something to happen fast.
Snodgrass over a free-kick for Norwich. He goes for goal from 35 yards out. The ball hits a team-mate in the wall and skids behind for a goal kick.
Vermaelen fires long. Giroud battles, before Gibbs comes through the back of Kamara and concedes a needless free-kick. Norwich taking their time again. Home support not happy, but what do they expect.
Gibbs with another poor cross. He keeps scuffing them in an effort to wrap his boot around the ball. He just needs to dink it into the box and give Giroud a chance to fight for it. Cazorla has a go from the other side, but is blocked by Howson.
Giroud with a touch on to no-one. Cazorla caught on his heels. Ramsey comes very deep to get the ball and find Cazorla. Gibbs breaks down the left, but pulls a cross behind those in the middle. Norwich counter at pace, but Martin ends up firing straight at Fabianski.
Arsenal having to be patient. Arteta floats the ball towards Walcott, but Whittaker is on his case once more. Howson then does really well to get back and help out, winning a goal kick in the process. Bunn takes as long as possible to get the ball back into play.
Sagna loops over a cross. Giroud leaps and glances on. Podolski left all alone at the back post, but the ball slips under his boot. He took his eye off it, with the goal gaping in front of him. More groans from the home support.
Snodgrass with a poor pass, and Sagna is able to see the ball behind for a goal kick. Fabianksi, who has had little to do apart from pick the ball out of the net, hammers clear. Giroud wins a free-kick, with Turner climbing on his back.
Space for Cazorla to line up a shot from 25 yards out. His effort cannons up into the air. Giroud looking to get on the end of it, but Bunn is able to gather comfortably. Norwich then look to break.
Giroud touches the ball into Walcott, but is then out of position when the ball is cut back towards the penalty spot. Arsenal looking more dangerous.
Ramsey turns and finds Gibbs. Norwich quickly back at their defensive stations. Arsenal forced to rush, and a pass towards Walcott goes astray. Wenger doesn't look too amused on the sidelines.
Walcott goes down on the edge of the box, maybe just inside. He was nudged in the back, but is waved back to his feet. Arsenal remain on the front foot. Arteta chips a pass into Walcott, but he is flagged offside.
Walcott halted by Whittaker again. Norwich man doing well to give himself time and not get caught up in a foot race. Walcott looks like he is in the mood to run at the Canaries every time he gets the ball. That's what the Gunners need him to do. Cause havoc.
Flag goes up against Holt, who was all alone at the back post. He missed the ball anyway, but Arsenal let him go. Could be classed as good defending, with the Gunners holding a strong line. Could also be classed as living dangerously.
Bunn hammers the ball long. Head tennis in the Arsenal half, until Arteta catches Snodgrass. Another chance for Norwich to slow things down and send men forward from the back.
Almost an immediate impact from the new arrivals. Johnson is still struggling and won't be able to continue. He hobbles off, very slowly. Fox comes on in his place.
Johnson is back with us. Sagna also okay to continue. Walcott on the ball immediately and running at Whittaker. The Norwich man does well, but Walcott bundles on. The ball breaks to Podolski, but he misses his kick and the flag is up anyway.
Double change by Arsenal as Wilshere and Gervinho make way for Walcott and Podolski. Easy to see why those changes have been made. Will they make a difference?
Arsenal win a free-kick deep inside their own half. They go long, but nothing doing. Sagna then collides with Johnson and both men stay down. Physios required.
Not the best defending by Arsenal. They have stuck with this zonal approach, but players can run off them. Turner was left all alone. Changes being planned by the Gunners.
GOAL NORWICH - TURNER. Snodgrass opts against a shot and floats the ball into the box. Turner gets in front of his man to plant a free header into the bottom corner.
Kamara runs off Holt and catches the heels of Gibbs as the Arsenal man runs across him. Norwich awarded a free-kick on the edge of the box. Chance to test Fabianski. Snodgrass over the ball. Great position for him on his left foot to whip the ball towards the back post and get men running across the line.
Howson breaks at pace, but has little support. Arsenal fail to counter. Snodgrass cuts inside, but straight into Arteta. Neither side looks too convincing when they push forward.
Cazorla delivers onto the head of Martin, who glances to the edge of the box. Ramsey then scoops a pass into Gibbs. Pinball inside the Norwich box, with Wilshere claiming hand ball. Nothing given.
Another terrible pass, this time from Whittaker. He skids the ball low down the left wing towards nobody. Holt hadn't even suggested that he was going to break into that space. Gervinho into the box for Arsenal, and he wins another corner.
Cazorla takes the set-piece. Bunn comes throw the crowd in the middle to punch clear. Commanding from the Norwich keeper. Norwich have no-one forward, so the ball comes back at them.
Ramsey forced across the field. Gibbs does go forward, but his pass is poor. Scrappy again as Holt fails to gather for the visitors. Wilshere leads Arsenal out. He ends up wide on the left, and wins a corner off Martin.
Positive from Tettey as he wins a corner. Holt still struggling. He is hobbling, but is carrying on. Snodgrass delivers for Norwich. Bassong nods down to Turner, but he can't force the ball over the line.
Gibbs struggling with one of his boots. Walcott sent out to get warmed up. Expect to see changes sooner rather than later. Back underway, with Gibbs' footwear issue resolved. Whittaker floats the ball forward, but Holt slips and stays down.
Free-kick conceded by Johnson. Free-kick to Arsenal wide on their right. Box loaded for Cazorla's set-piece. His delivery is whipped in, and Turner gets above Giroud to clear. Gibbs looks to return the ball into the area, but his cross is blocked.
Holt unable to hold the ball up for Norwich, but works hard to claose Koscielny down. Vermaelen walks the ball out for Arsenal. Norwich once again looking to get men behind the ball and make Arsenal play around them.
No changes by either side at the interval, so we are as you were. Arsenal back on the ball at the start of the second 45. Johnson flies into a tackle and is not too happy to see the award of a throw go against him.
Players back out and we are ready for the off once more. Here's hoping we get an early goal to liven things up.
Dennys Burgos says: "I like what I am seeing as a Spurs fan. If Norwich can hang on for a draw, that will be massive. Go Canaries!! Cheers from Ecuador!"
Adam Turnbull says: "Arsenal need more cutting edge in that final third. Bring a bit more of a composed player on to take chances when they come. Podolski on for Gervinho. 2-0. Arsenal need a goal to break the ice."
Remember you can also bet in-play at Skybet.com. Arsenal are now 2/5 to take the spoils, with Norwich 10/1 and the draw 5/2. You can get 4/1 on the game ending goalless.
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Arsenal 0 Norwich 0. All square at the interval. Norwich have been able to frustrate the hosts. Gunners need to be much better in the final third.
Much better from Cazorla. He finds the head of Giroud, and his effort is nodded behind again by Whittaker. Wilshere's corner is flicked away for another. Cazorla tries again, but no joy.
Wilshere drags himself up again. He was clearly blocked off. Late chance for Arsenal to snatch something before half-time. Arteta over the set-piece this time. He crosses, and Kamara nods behind for a corner.
Ramsey turns in midfield, but then goes backwards. Norwich prepared to sit deep and get into the interval at 0-0. Wilshere goes wide to the right, and he is felled by Snodgrass.
Snodgrass back to his feet, but he is forced from the field as Arsenal ready a corner. Cazorla delivers for the Gunners. Holt can nod clear unchallenged at the near post. Set-piece delivery from both sides has been poor so far.
Sagna crosses, with Snodgrass down for Norwich. Canaries not happy, as their winger was caught by Giroud. Nothing given and Arsenal win a corner. Snodgrass requires treatment. He was caught on the back of the ankle and was unlucky not to get a free-kick.
Norwich pressing, with Whittaker and Kamara sending over crosses. Arsenal deal with the threat, then win a free-kick as the flag goes up for offside against Holt. Arsenal back at walking pace.
Arteta with a pass behind Gibbs. He has to spin and stretch to try and control, but ends up poking out for a throw. Groans inside the Emirates. Home support demanding much more from their side.
Bunn tested at last. Cazorla picked out 25 yards from goal. He has time to set himself and fires a dipping effort goalwards, but straight at the Norwich keeper. Cazorla then involved again as he is caught by Martin. No card this time, just a stern word.
Martin into the path of Tettey, who has broken from his holding role. Vermaelen can once again hack clear for Arsenal, as Kamara crosses from the right. Arsenal sweep forward, but Cazorla's final ball lets him down. Same old story for the hosts at the moment.
Wilshere leads a counter, but Tettey stands strong against Giroud and Norwich break the move up in midfield. Cazorla then floats an aimless ball long. Not been the best of showings from Arsenal so far.
Whittaker aims for Kamara again. This time he can nod down, but Vermaelen hacks to safety for the hosts. Norwich now seeing more of the ball. They are, however, forced back to their centre-halves.
Snodgrass with the set-piece, which is headed clear by Giroud. Arsenal look to counter, but Giroud stands on the ball. Ramsey then goes down, before Whittaker is felled by Arteta. All a but it a blur, but Norwich get the decision. Another chance to load the box from a deep set-piece.
Whittaker sends the set-piece into the box. He goes long towards Kamara, but he can't divert the ball back to those in the middle. Snodgrass soon back in possession and he forces a corner.
Gervinho whips a dangerous cross from the right into the six-yard box. The ball ends up sailing through the penalty area, with no-one gambling for the Gunners. Sagna then pulled up for hauling Snodgrass to the ground. He is booked.
Gervinho drops very deep to get involved. Norwich holding their two banks of players and not allowing any space down the middle. Arsenal lacking ideas at the moment as to how to break the Canaries down.
Cazrola again, combining with Giroud. A strong challenge halts him in his tracks. Howson then caught by Howson. Arsenal once again try too much in the final third and another attack breaks down.
Cazorla wide on the right. He has Wilshere running off him, but he can't be found. Sagna is freed to the by-line. Giroud slides in, but Turner gets in an important block at the near post.
Ramsey sprays the ball wide and Cazorla stretches out a leg to get a touch. He almost gets enough on it to bring Sagna into play, but the ball slips out for a throw.
Bunn happy to wait until he is closed down before picking the ball up. Surely Norwich aren't playing the clock already? It does them no good as Gervinho is sprung in behind. He rounds Bunn, but his touch is poor and forces him too wide. He squares, but no-one there for Arsenal.
Arsenal fans not happy as Gibbs has no options at a throw. The Gunners can keep possession, though, and look to build again. Norwich putting no pressure on until halfway.
Whittaker breaks forward, but has no options and ends up going back to Bassong. Norwich happy to sit deep and not push men on. Turner caught on the ball inside his own half by Gervinho. He takes too long to make a decision and can't get a shot away. Turner gets back at him.
Gibbs past Kamara, but not Martin. Ramsey comes over to help, but he too is blocked off. Arsenal try again and this time Gibbs can cross. Turner stoops in front of Gervinho to nod clear.
Walking pace from Arsenal, until Koscielny picks out Wilshere. The ball is returned his way after going wide, but he can't bring it down. Arsenal force another throw.
Bunn clears, but Wilshere gathers for Arsenal. Norwich not doing enough in opposition territory at the moment. Gunners press, but Giroud goes to ground in the box and can't pick out a pass.
Whittaker takes an age with a throw. Whistles from the stands. Wilshere soon back in possession for Arsenal. Norwich get men behind the ball again. Sagna finds space and picks out the head of Giroud. Glancing header from the Frenchman at the near post hits the top of the crossbar.
Turner sends a free-kick from inside his own half long into the box. Koscielny rises to nod clear and Arsenal can run the ball out. Arteta leads the charge and finds Cazorla. He picks out Gervinho, but his final ball is terrible.
Holt and Fabianski collide. The Arsenal keeper came out to meet a long ball, but then allowed it to bounce over his head and behind. Space now for Kamara. He sends a decent delivery into the box, but the ball skips up and hits Howson on the hand. Free-kick to Arsenal.
Nice interplay from Arsenal. Wilshere into the feet of Giroud. He cleverly flicks the ball around the corner for Ramsey. Just too much on it and Bunn can race off his line and gather.
Arteta picks Howson's pocket. All a bit scrappy as Arsenal fail to make inroads. Tackles flying in all over the place in midfield. Norwich aware that they need to try and get in the Gunners' faces.
Wilshere looks right to Sagna. He had room to move into, the pass towards him is not the best and slips out of play. Arsenal's passing letting them down at times. Not as accurate or as quick as they would like it.
Gibbs cuts inside past Martin, but then loses the ball. Ramsey does well to close down and prevent Howson from hammering clear. Norwich pegged inside their own half. Holt then hacks across the field, but Sagna is always winning a foot race with Snodgrass.
Ramsey clips a pass onto the chest of Wilshere. He is able to spin inside the box, but the flag goes up. He fires over the top anyway. Good movement from Arsenal. They need to pull the Norwich defence around and open up gaps to exploit.
Holt with a clever run down the channels. He holds the ball up for Snodgrass, but he fails to spread play wide to the right and Kamara. Arteta operating very deep for Arsenal, trying to get them moving.
Norwich forced to go backwards, with Arsenal closing down quickly. Canaries get up to halfway, before Martin feeds the ball down the right for Tettey. He gives it away and Wilshere can break. Move breaks down 40 yards from goal.
Cazorla over another set-piece for Arsenal. He whips over a delivery into the heart of the penalty area. Vermaelen up at the back post, but Tettey can clear for Norwich. Howson runs the ball out for the Canaries.
Poor from Giroud as he fails to bring others into play with his back to goal. Norwich unable to string passes together. Ramsey then sent sprawling by Johnson in the middle of the park. Opportunity to send men forward from the back.
Johnson with a solid challenge on Wilshere, who takes a while to get back to his feet. Norwich go long down their right, but the ball runs through to Fabianski. Wilshere hobbling a bit, but should be okay.
Wilshere with a lovely ball into the path of Gibbs, after opting against a shot from the edge of the box. Another cross falls just behind those in the middle. Patient build-up from the Gunners.
Arteta picks out a run from Gibbs. He bustles past Martin and hooks the ball into the box. No-one there in red. Arsenal try again down their right, but Norwich standing firm.
Long ball over the top for Giroud to chase. He is able to put pressure on Martin and win a throw. Arsenal go backwards and across. Norwich with 10 men behind the ball, making life as difficult as possible for the hosts.
Gervinho breaking again from deep, but runs into Turner. Snodgrass unable to make his way past Sagna as Norwich look down the left flank. Arsenal, as expected, seeing plenty of the ball early on.
Keep-ball from Arsenal in midfield. Vermaelen then looks long, but puts far too much on his pass forward and it sails harmlessly through to Bunn. Norwich packing midfield.
Gervinho freed into space. He is allowed to race into the box. He feeds over a low cross, which deflects just behind Wilshere. Direct running from the Arsenal forward. Norwich dropping too deep.
Whittaker well forward from full-back. His attempted cross is blocked at source and runs out for a throw. Johnson tries another cross, but his left-footed delivery is poor and straight at Koscielny.
Holt hanging wide on the left at the moment, with Snodgrass operating down the middle for Norwich. Sagna finds room down the right for Arsenal and slips into the box. He looks to cut back for Gervinho, but can't pick out his team-mate.
Cazorla delivers, but his effort is poor and is hacked clear at the near post. Norwich have dragged everyone back. The Canaries finally clear their lines through Whittaker.
Koscielny loops an early pass over Cazorla's head. Arsenal soon back on the ball and looking to get it on the deck and knock it about. They move down their right and win the first corner of the game.
Pre-match rituals under way. Plenty of smiles from players on both sides. It's game time now, though, so game faces on.
Teams are in the tunnel so we will have to leave the feedback there for now and turn our attention to the game. There will be further opportunities to have your say at half-time and at the final whistle.
Players have returned to the dressing rooms. Last chance for Wenger and Hughton to get words of wisdom across. Both will be looking for positive openings. As a neutral, I'm hoping for an early goal to open things up.
Daniel Diangangu is another backing a solid home win. He says: "It's going to be a tough game with loads of missed opportunities. I think a Gervinho double and one from Giroud should see Arsenal win this 3-1, Grant Holt to score for Norwich."
Kevin Dineen thinks Arsenal need no added motivation to get three points today. He says: "Arsenal should be fuelled by several things today in order to get the victory. Losing to the Canaries in the fall, the chance to take third place for the weekend, and to put pressure on a tired and low-confident Tottenham team should be more than enough to motivate the Gunners. We've been playing well the past few weeks, and the only area of concern is the re-inclusion of Wilshere and Walcott and how this might disrupt the chemistry of the team. Arsenal will win but I don't think it will be handily."
Davy Colvin is hoping he will be in the money this afternoon. He says: "COYG!!!! I've stuck a tenner on Arsenal to win 4-1, Giroud x2, Cazorla and Podolski to score!! Don't care who scores for Norwich tbf, another 3 points in the bag!!!"
Players out going through their warm-ups. Plenty at stake for both teams today. Pitch in perfect condition. Plenty of rain around, which should help to slicken things up.
Just over 20 minutes to kick-off at the Emirates. Keep your pre-match thoughts coming in to Chris.Burton@bskyb.com or @SkySportsChrisB.
Chris Green has been in touch and asked for the price on Gervinho to net a hat-trick. I can tell you that Skybet offer him at 20/1 to grab a treble today.
Johnson A Johnson is looking for the Gunners to do the business today. He says: "The Arsenal team are not ready to mess about with points dropping, winning is what we the fans want at this crucial stage."
Joel Macey is confident Arsenal will run out comfortable winners. He says: "I'm backing a 4-1 victory for the Gunners. Giroud, Walcott, Gervinho and Cazorla to score and Holt for Norwich. COYG!!!"
Michael Badillo from Sweden is the first to get in touch, and he won't be too happy about Wenger's selection. He says: "Hope Wenger starts using Podolski as a striker. He is a much better goalscorer and he can set goals up. Podolski, Walcott and Wilshere should start each game. Ramsey is in my opinion quite overrated. And what's your opinion about Wenger's positioning and use of Arteta? He used to produce big time for Everton and now he is more or less doing what a defensive midfielder should do."
Norwich team: Bunn, R.Martin, Bassong, Turner, Whittaker, Johnson, Howson, Tettey, Snodgrass, Kamara, Holt. Subs: Camp; Jackson, Fox, E.Bennett, Garrido, Becchio, R.Bennett.
Arsenal team: Fabianski, Sagna, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Wilshere, Ramsey, Cazorla, Gervinho, Giroud. Subs: Mannone, Jenkinson, Monreal, Coquelin, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Walcott, Podolski.
You can also bet in-play throughout the game at Skybet.com. Arsenal start as strong favourites at 1/4, with Norwich 10/1 and the draw 5/1. You can get 22/1 on Gervinho to score first and Arsenal to win 1-0.
Can Arsenal keep their winning run going and move back into the top four? Can Norwich spring a surprise and boost their survival bid? Who will be the men to keep an eye on? Let me know your thoughts.
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An alarming dip has dropped the Canaries to within four points of the relegation zone. They have six games in which to steer a course to safety.
In contrast, Norwich have gone five without a win and have picked up just one victory in their last 15.
The Gunners have taken maximum points from their last three fixtures in the league, and six of their last seven. They have found form at just the right time.
With Tottenham not in action this weekend and Chelsea on FA Cup duty, victory for Arsenal this afternoon would lift them into third place.