Arsenal will face Norwich City at the Carrow Road in round 19 of the English Premier League. The Gunners are on a three-match winning streak and have now won ten matches this season. Norwich City’s last fixture got canceled due to coronavirus, and they are on a three-match losing streak.
Arsenal won their first match of the season against Norwich City in the gameweek four of the Premier League season. The Gunners attempted 30 shots and managed to hit the target six times. Norwich City attempted nine shots but the shot accuracy rate was 11.11%. Arsenal dominated the match, and their xG rate was 3.71. Takehiro Tomiyasu made his Premier League debut in this match and made six recoveries inside the opposition’s half along with six aerial duels wins.
Norwich City is the lowest goal-scoring team in the Premier League this season. The Canaries have scored eight goals with the lowest xG rate of 14.10. They have conceded 34 goals and have the third-worst defensive record in the league. The above viz shows that Norwich City have the lowest number of shots on target. Of the 160 attempted shots, they hit the target just 47 times.
Teemu Pukki is the highest goal scorer with five goals. He scored a goal against Arsenal in the same fixture when these two sides met last time in the Premier League. Grant Hanley will remain a doubt for this match due to injury. Josh Sargent, Pierre Lees Melou, Lukas Rupp, and Christos Tzolis are expected to miss the match due to coronavirus.
Arsenal are on a three-match unbeaten streak and sit fourth in the league table. They have scored 27 goals and conceded 23. Their xG of 34.05 is the third-best rate in the league. The Gunners have attempted 249 shots with a shot accuracy rate of 37.7%. They have attempted 144 shots from inside the opposition’s penalty box and managed to hit the target 64 times. Mikel Arteta’s men have delivered 169 passes in the opposition’s penalty box and have the fourth-best record in the league.
Emile Smith-Rowe scored two goals in the last two games after coming off the bench. He has now taken his goal-scoring tally to seven in the Premier League. Takehiro Tomiyasu was subbed off against Leeds United after the hour mark due to muscular discomfort, but he can return to the starting XI. Pierre-Emrick Aubameyang is unlikely to feature in this match due to disciplinary issues.
Arsenal will look to strengthen their hold in the top-four rankings in the league. Norwich City are ranked last in the league table and are struggling for points. They haven’t scored a goal in the last three home matches. Arsenal will look to take three points from this game.