Arsene Wenger will take charge of his 750th Premier League game when Arsenal host Norwich City at Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening.
Arsenal have Santi Cazorla and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain available for selection again, but manager Arsene Wenger will not risk both.
They have recovered from respective Achilles and knee injuries, meaning Wenger has a fully-fit squad to choose from, with Tomas Rosicky also fit again after a thigh injury, though he is not expected to feature.
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Norwich captain Russell Martin should return after missing the 3-0 home defeat by Sunderland a fortnight ago due to a virus, but fellow defenders Timm Klose and Andre Wisdom have been ruled out of the Canaries’ remaining fixtures with knee ligament damage.
Kick-off at Emirates Stadium is at 5.30pm.
- Arsenal have won eight of their last 12 league home games against Norwich City (W8 D3 L1).
- Norwich have won only one of their last 14 league games against Arsenal, losing seven and drawing six in this period.
- This game will be Arsene Wenger’s 750th Premier League match in charge of Arsenal – only Sir Alex Ferguson (810) has managed more in the competition.
- Mesut Ozil has now gone eight successive Premier League appearances without an assist but still has a league-high 18 in total this season.
- Ozil has created a league-high 137 goalscoring chances for team-mates this season in the top-flight, more than any other player in a single Premier League campaign since 2003/04.
- Olivier Giroud has now gone 14 Premier League games without scoring, his longest goal drought in the competition.
- Arsenal have failed to win seven Premier League games they have led in at some point this season (D5 L2), their highest tally since 2004-05 (also seven games).
- No team in the Premier League has a lower scoring top scorer than Norwich City this season – Redmond and Mbokani (five goals).
- Arsenal have made the most touches in the opposition box this season (1158), while opponents Norwich City have made the fewest (569).
- Of players to have had 10+ clear cut chances in the Premier League this season, Norwich striker Cameron Jerome has the worst conversion rate of these chances (2/12 – 16.7%).