Preview: Arsenal vs. Norwich City

Robin Van Persie
© PA Photos
Arsenal can distance themselves from fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur by taking three points from Norwich City this Saturday.

Arsenal can further cement their place in third spot in the Premier League table with a victory over Norwich City at the Emirates on Saturday.

The Gunners will hope to overcome their recent rough patch, which includes two draws against Chelsea and Stoke City, while the Canaries try to claim their first victory in three league fixtures.

Arsene Wenger is likely to be without Theo Walcott for the home clash, which could pave the way for either Gervinho or Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to provide service for Robin van Persie.

Meanwhile, Paul Lambert is expected to start Grant Holt after benching him for Norwich's 3-0 defeat to Liverpool last weekend, with Elliot Bennett and Andrew Surman installed on the wings.

The midfield is likely to consist of David Fox, Bradley Johnson and Jonathan Howson.

Current form:

Arsenal: LWWLDD
Norwich: LDWLLL

Possible lineups:

Arsenal: Szczesny; Sagna, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Gibbs; Song, Ramsey; Banayoun, Rosicky, Gervinho; Van Persie

Norwich: Ruddy; Naughton, Ward, Ryan Bennett, Drury; Elliot Bennett, Howson, Johnson, Fox, Surman; Holt

Sports Mole says: 3-0

Related Video
League Two Playoffs
Scottish Premiership
HT
Hamilton
0-0
St Mirren
HT
Kilmarnock
1-0
Ross County
HT
Motherwell
0-0
Partick Thistle
Scottish Premiership Playoffs
La Liga
LIVE
Levante
0-0
Elche
5.30pm
Almeria
vs
Valencia
5.30pm
Athletic Bilbao
vs
Villarreal
5.30pm
Barcelona
vs
Deportivo
5.30pm
Celta Vigo
vs
Espanyol
5.30pm
Eibar
vs
Cordoba
5.30pm
Granada
vs
Atletico
5.30pm
Malaga
vs
Sevilla
5.30pm
Rayo Vallecano
vs
Real Sociedad
7.30pm
Real Madrid
vs
Getafe
Serie A
Bundesliga
LIVE
FC Koln
2-2
Wolfsburg
LIVE
Dortmund
3-1
Werder Bremen
LIVE
Borussia M'bach
1-0
Augsburg
LIVE
Frankfurt
2-1
B. Leverkusen
LIVE
Bayern Munich
2-0
Mainz 05
LIVE
Hamburger SV
2-0
Schalke
LIVE
Hannover
1-0
Freiburg
LIVE
SC Paderborn
1-1
Stuttgart
LIVE
Hoffenheim
1-0
Hertha Berlin
Ligue 1
8pm
Bordeaux
vs
Montpellier
8pm
Caen
vs
Evian
8pm
Lens
vs
Nantes
8pm
Lorient
vs
Monaco
8pm
Marseille
vs
Bastia
8pm
Metz
vs
Lille
8pm
PSG
vs
Reims
8pm
Rennes
vs
Lyon
8pm
St Etienne
vs
Guingamp
8pm
Toulouse
vs
Nice
Major League Soccer
Segunda Division
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CChelsea37259370313984
2Manchester CityMan City37237781384376
3Arsenal37219767353272
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd37209862372569
5Liverpool37188115142962
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs37187125753461
7Southampton371861354312360
8Swansea CitySwansea37168134648-256
9Stoke CityStoke37149144244-251
10Everton371211144849-147
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham371211144445-147
12Crystal Palace37129164651-545
13West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom371111153747-1044
14Leicester CityLeicester37108194154-1338
15Sunderland37717133050-2038
16Aston Villa37108193156-2538
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3799193863-2536
18Hull City37810193351-1834
RBurnley37612192753-2630
RQueens Park RangersQPR3786234168-2730
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand