Last Updated: 20/10/12 7:24pm
Giroud knocks the ball down to Gnabry but there is no conviction behind the shot and it balloons over.
Gnabry plays a clever ball through to Gervinho but Bassong is there with the challenge to deny the Arsenal man.
Arsenal still probing. Arteta blasts a left-footed shot at Ruddy but the Norwich keeper succeeds where Mannone fails and holds the ball.
Gnabry straight into the action. Helps the ball forward to Giroud. The ball sits up nicely for the striker and he has the chance to volley but misses the ball and it bounces up against his body. Embarrassing. Gnabry has the chance to make amends for his team-mate but shoots wide moments later.
Vermaelen slips! It allows Holt a clear run at goal but again his lack of pace is a problem. He is forced slightly wide as Mertesacker comes across on the cover and then the striker attempts to dink the ball over Mannone, getting it all wrong and chipping it into the keeper's hands.
Gervinho and Cazorla still looking busy but Norwich remain more of a threat on the counter than Arsenal are with their patient build-up.
Excellent tackle from Tettey to win the ball back for Norwich. They break through Bennett but a misunderstanding between him and Hoolahan sees the attack break down when they had a three-on-three situation.
Oxlade-Chamberlain replaced by Arshavin. The youngster never recovered from a heavy challenge from Bassong within seconds of coming on.
Holt robs Mertesacker and runs through on goal but he's not the quickest. He has to check back and then shoots wide.
Bassong now raiding down the left but it comes to nothing. A surprise run from the defender. Meanwhile, Oxlade-Chamberlain looks to have run off that knock.
Gervinho has switched to the left following the arrival of Oxlade-Chamberlain and he wins a corner. But the delivery from Cazorla is poor and Norwich clear.
Instant impact from the young winger as he skins Garrido and wins a throw-in high up the field. He's now limping though and looks to be injured.
Arteta finds the head of Giroud with an angled bar and he squares the ball for Gervinho to head the ball towards goal but Ruddy catches.
Cazorla does brilliantly to find Gervinho but Garrido tackles the Cameroon man to dispossess him. Arsenal could do with making a substitution.
Storming run from Holt and it needs a last-ditch challenge from Jenkinson on Pilkington to prevent a clear shot on goal.
Hoolahan now loses the ball but works hard to win it back and is fouled by Jenkinson. It's a struggle for Arsenal at the moment.
Chances are falling to Norwich at the moment. Hoolahan has the chance to put in Holt but they aren't quite on the same wavelength and the big striker makes a different run so the pass goes behind him.
Johnson threads the ball through to Hoolahan but the offside flag goes up. Hoolahan is then booked for passing the ball into the net. A little harsh.
Arteta outsmarts Tettey in the middle but the Norwegian is back to win the ball off the Arsenal man moments later. Norwich working so hard.
Excellent play from Arteta to find Gervinho on the right. He passes to Jenkinson on the overlap and when the cross comes in Ruddy can only parry as far as Giroud. But the France striker cannot connect properly as he swivels to shoot.
Tettey has been a key figure for the home side. Now he helps work the ball out to Garrido on the left and when he crosses, Holt is nearly on the end of it.
Good pressing from Norwich as Jenkinson is forced to go back to Mannone. Ramsey had been well placed with the ball at his feet on the edge of the opposition area just moments earlier.
Similar pattern. Arsenal on the ball but when they attempt to find Giroud the pass is not on and runs through to Ruddy.
Half time. Norwich deservedly lead. They have worked so hard and got their reward through Holt's goal. Turner could have added to it and Arsenal have not really looked like finding a way through. Could Wenger bring on Wilshere?
Good chance for Norwich on the break as they have four on three but Holt cannot beat Arteta with the cross.
Gervinho does beat his man on the flank and gets to the byline inside the area but Turner is across to put the ball out for a throw.
Arsenal desperately trying to make something happen but Norwich have men behind the ball and there's no way through. Relying on Jenkinson crosses at the moment and they have not been good.
Pilkington looks to have got the better of Jenkinson but the referee pulls it back for a high foot by the winger.
Arteta's delivery finds Gervinho in space at the back post but he gets it all wrong and miskicks wide.
Arsenal struggling to find a way through. So Cazorla beats two men before being dragged back and the referee awards a free-kick.
Pilkington crosses left-footed from the right and finds the head of Turner who connects well but puts it wide. Great chance to double the lead.
Gervinho wins a corner and then takes it quickly but is ruled offside when he takes the return pass.
Arteta swings cross in that finds the head of Giroud but there is no power behind it and Ruddy collects.
Podolski concedes a foul on the edge of his own box but Garrido attempts to take it quickly and simply gives the ball away. Arsenal break but Giroud is ruled offside as he gets through one-on-one. Ruddy saved it anyway.
Ruddy comes to claim a cross and takes it to relieve a brief spell of Arsenal pressure. Then at the other end Hoolahan slides a pass through to Holt in the right channel and Mannone comes way out of his goal to confront the forward. Holt's centre cannot find a yellow shirt and Arsenal get away with it.
Tettey attempted an ambitious long-range drive and really caught it. Mannone was right behind it but there was deviation in the air and it was too hot for the Arsenal keeper to hold it. Holt was quickest to react and pounced to slot home.
Frustration at the other end too as Johnson knocks an aimless ball down the line for someone to chase but Holt had come short for a pass.
Arsenal still passing the ball but they're making Giroud wait for the final ball. Nothing in behind Norwich at this stage.
Pilkington nearly catches out Jenkinson who was dallying under a Ruddy long ball but his touch is too strong and out for a goal kick.
Excellent pressing from the home side as Arsenal try to pass the ball around the back but eventually Holt lunges in at Vermaelen and a foul is given.
Norwich backing off as Arteta probes for a pass. Vermaelen finally slides a ball forward to Giroud but the forward loses out in the channel.
Not much goalmouth action in the early stages. Arsenal keeping the ball well and Norwich looking to get the ball wide.
Long spell of possession from Arsenal as they try to take the sting out of Norwich's high tempo start.
This time Podolski does get his shot away after some good build-up play from Arsenal but his effort flashes just wide with Ruddy beaten.
Poor clearance from Ruddy and Gervinho looks to have put Podolski through but Martin is there to nick it off his toe and concede a corner.
Norwich have made a positive start to the game, getting Pilkington and Bennett on the ball and playing at a high tempo.
Gabriel: 'The passing quality and exquisite movement from out wide and in the attacking midfield areas in this Arsenal team would be too much for most sides to handle, not least of all Norwich who look more than vulnerable at the back and are still searching for their first win. I can only see a comprehensive Arsenal victory, 0-4.'
Joe says: 'I am a lifelong NCFC supporter and season ticket holder at Carrow Road, Unfortunately I can't make it today due to work......I think on our current run of form I think we will play well and I would like to see us put up a fight, but I can see the Gunners easily scoring 4 goals today I hate saying it but I think they will. I would like to see Holt or Hoolahan pop up with a goal or two though. Score prediction 2-4 to Arsenal.'
Norwich: Ruddy, Russell Martin, Turner, Bassong, Garrido, Elliott Bennett, Johnson, Hoolahan, Tettey, Pilkington, Holt. Subs: Rudd, Snodgrass, Howson, Jackson, Surman, Morison, Ryan Bennett.
Arsenal: Mannone, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Andre Santos, Ramsey, Arteta, Cazorla, Gervinho, Giroud, Podolski. Subs: Martinez, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Djourou, Coquelin, Arshavin, Gnabry.
They won't want to see Steve Morison in the team though. He scored in both games against Wenger's side last season.
But most of them have been for the Gunners. Arsenal have won five and lost none of their last 11 games against Norwich in all competitions.
There have been a total of 25 goals scored in the last five Premier League meetings between these two sides so it should be a good one.
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Our friends at Sky Bet make Arsenal 1/2 favourites with Norwich 5/1 underdogs. The draw is available at 17/5.
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