ARSENAL look to join Man City and Leicester at the top of the table on Sunday. Norwich are their opponents. Chris Graham (@chrisgraham79) shares his thoughts.
Norwich v Arsenal | Sunday 16:15 | Sky Sports 1
Last week Arsenal blundered when odds on away at West Brom. While the defeat looked a surprise, there was something slightly inevitable about it as well. Arsenal do have a habit of dropping points to lesser opponents around this time of the year.
Along with dropping silly points the Gunners have a firm knack of bouncing straight back. Incredibly Arsenal haven’t lost in consecutive weekends in the Premier League for nearly three years. Back in January 2013 they lost 2-0 at home to Man City and followed that up with a 2-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge. They haven’t lost in consecutive weekends since.
I certainly don’t envisage defeat here at Norwich. Arsenal have won seven of their last nine meetings against the Canaries and they’ll be desperate to keep up with the pace at the top of the table.
It’s been a rough few weeks for Norwich to be honest. Alex Neil’s men have lost five of their last six league matches and find themselves just two points off the relegation zone. While the 6-2 loss to Newcastle was their only heavy defeat in this spell it must be tough on the players going through an autumn like this.
One thing I do like about Norwich is their capacity to score goals. They’ve scored in 10 of their 13 league games and I’m hoping they contribute here.
Arsenal have conceded in five of their last seven games and both sides have scored in this fixture in seven of the last nine meetings. Yes, it’s goals I like here.
The Gunners will be buzzing to get back in the winning grove while I expect Norwich to put on a show here in front of their frustrated fans. Marathon Bet are offering 9/10 on Over 3 Goals on their Asian Handicap Goal Line and I’ll be backing that. Remember if exactly three are scored I’ll get my stake returned.
Norwich v Arsenal – Over 3 Goals Asian Handicap Goal Line (9/10 Bet365)