Norwich City could be guaranteed relegation after this match as they need a huge number of goals along with a win in order to avoid the drop. However, that seems rather impossible as Neil Adams prepares his squad for their final Premier League match before they head down into the Championship. Picking up only one point from a possible 18 from their last six matches can sum up their end of season form. The manager who got an inspiration draw at Chelsea last weekend could very well use the same squad to face another top four team. As this is the final game of their Premier League run, they will surely want to give the fans something to cheer about.
Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Ramsey, Arteta, Cazorla, Ozil, Podolski, Giroud
Arsenal has aleady admitted to a fourth place finish as Arsene Wenger turns his attention to their FA Cup final against Hull City later this month. The manager won’t look to make too many changes but news suggest that Aaron Ramsey can make a first team appearance after missing out on last weeks match against West Bromwich Albion. Mathieu Flamini who started last week looks to be the one sacrificed in place of the incoming Welshman. The Gunners are still suffering from a injury crisis in midfield with Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain possibly missing the final match.
@baggiebilly i can see norwich scoring 25 goals past arsenal!
— Kyle Jones (@JonesKyleJones) May 9, 2014
So Norwich vs Arsenal should be a drab occasion nothing to play for #NCFC
— Captain Canary (@CaptainCanary01) May 9, 2014
“I think Norwich will score but Arsenal will be too strong for them, I’m going 0-2 Arsenal” Alan Brazil 2014 #twat
— AB (@SpyRight) May 9, 2014
Arsenal’s form earlier this season was seen as sensational and this goal from Jack Wilshere in their win over Norwich City was one of the most memorable Gunners goal. Have a look!
Olivier Giroud has netted two in two for Arsenal as he continues to increase his current 16 goal tally. As the lone striker, the French attacker will be used as a target who will be effective both in the air and on the ground.
Norwich City vs. Arsenal: An Alternative Preview
Norwich have won just one of their six Barclays Premier League home games against Arsenal, but that was last season. (W1 D3 L2).
In fact in all competitions, that defeat ended a run of 12 games unbeaten at Carrow Road for the Gunners (W5 D7 L0).
Mesut Ӧzil registered his first Premier League goal in the reverse fixture at the Emirates this season, scoring twice in that game.
The Gunners managed 11 shots on target against Norwich at the Emirates, their highest tally in a single Premier League game this season.
Arsenal have won six and drawn two of their last eight Premier League games on the final day of the season.
Norwich City have lost 20 games this season; more than they have in any previous Premier League campaign.
Regardless of the result in this match, this will Arsenal’s highest points tally in the last six Premier League seasons (currently 76).
Arsenal have won five and lost one of their last six Premier League games to be played on a Sunday, keeping a clean sheet in each of those five victories.
Norwich City have scored the highest proportion of goals from outside the box in the Premier League this season (32%).
Norwich have scored just 28 goals this season in the Premier League – only three lower figures have been recorded in a full Premier League campaign (Derby 20 in 07-08, Sunderland 21 in 02-03 & Sunderland 26 in 05-06).