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Arsenal v Norwich League Cup Preview

Posted on October 23, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal host Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night in the Carabao Cup fourth round, as the Gunners look to avoid a potential banana skin.

The north London side head into the clash in good spirits after a 5-2 win at Everton in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. The win came on the back of unconvincing performances and results against Watford and Crvena Zvezda.

Despite some disappointing displays of late, the Gunners have a very good home record at the Emirates Stadium. In fact, Arsene Wenger’s side have won their last 11 competitive games on home soil.

Arsenal have also been prolific in front goal on home soil this season, having scored two or more goals in five of their last six home games in all competitions. At the other end of the pitch, the Gunners have also kept clean sheets in four of their last five home games in all competitions.

In round three, Arsenal recorded a narrow 1-0 victory over Doncaster Rovers. Norwich are likely to provide even stuffer opposition.

Norwich have enjoyed a mixed start to their Championship campaign but currently sit sixth in the table after an unbeaten run of nine games in all competitions.

The Canaries recent upturn in form has coincided with a good run away from home, where they have recorded five consecutive victories in all competitions while conceding just two goals. That defensive solidity will be put to the test at the Emirates that is for sure.

During that five-game winning run on their travels, the Canaries won 3-1 at Brentford in the last round of this competition. The trip to north London is likely to be a lot more difficult than their trip to the Bees.

Team News

Arsenal are likely to make changes to their starting line-up. Danny Welbeck, Santi Cazorla, Shkodran Mustafi, Calum Chambers and David Ospina are expected to once again miss out through injury. Jack Wilshere, Olivier Giroud, Mathieu Debuchy and Theo Walcott could all start here.

Norwich have a number of injuries heading into this clash, as Alex Pritchard, Russell Martin, Matt Jarvis, Steven Naismith and Alexander Tettey are expected to miss out through injury.

Betting News

Arsenal are favourites to win this clash at odds of 3/10, while the draw is odds of 21/4 and Norwich are odds of 9/1.

The Gunners are likely to make changes to make changes to the team but should have enough quality to get the better of the visitors.

Will Arsenal beat Norwich on Tuesday night?

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