Arsenal v Norwich City team news & stats

Date published: Friday 29th April 2016 12:58

Santi Cazorla: Could feature for Arsenal against Norwich City

Arsene Wenger will take charge of his 750th Premier League game when Arsenal host Norwich City at Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening.

Team news

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.

Opta stats

  • 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%).


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