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class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>With both teams leaking goals at the back, Al Hain-Cole expects plenty of action when the Gunners take on Farke's men at the Emirates Stadium
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Arsenal and Norwich will both be aiming to get off the mark when they meet at the Emirates Stadium in Saturday’s Premier League clash.
The Gunners have endured a miserable start to the new campaign, losing their first three league matches for the first time since 1954.
Arsenal vs Norwich latest odds
However, having lost just one of their last 18 matches against this opposition, Arsenal are 1/5 (1.50) favourites with bet365 to turn a corner by coming out on top here.
Daniel Farke’s Norwich have picked up where they left off on their return to the Premier League by extending their losing streak to 13 consecutive top flight defeats and are 11/2 (6.50) outsiders to bring that to an end with a shock win or priced at 16/5 (4.20) to earn a draw.
Arsenal vs Norwich team news
Granit Xhaka is suspended and Emile Smith Rowe, Mohamed Elneny and Eddie Nketiah are all doubts, although Ben White is available once again following Covid-19 isolation and deadline-day signing Takehiro Tomiyasu is in contention for a debut.
Sam Byram and Bali Mumba are both ruled out while Kenny McLean, Przemyslaw Placheta and Christos Tzolis will face late fitness tests, while Mathias Normann will be hoping to make his debut in midfield after joining on loan from Rostov.
Arsenal vs Norwich preview
As well as failing to put any points on the board so far, Mikel Arteta’s team have conceded nine goals without finding the net once at the other end of the pitch.
They will be confident of correcting that when they take on the only team with a worse defensive record than themselves after three matches, with the Canaries letting in 10 goals so far.
Indeed, Arsenal ran out comfortable 4-0 winners when they last welcomed this team to the Emirates two seasons ago, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang putting four goals past them over the two encounters that campaign.
Arsenal vs Norwich tips & predictions
Considering both teams’ defensive issues and the fact both showed glimpses of attacking potential in respective 6-0 EFL Cup victories before the international break, odds of 8/11 (1.73) seem generous on over 2.5 goals being scored for Norwich’s fifth game in five this season.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.