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Teams News: Norwich vs Arsenal

No supreme witter banter today as I write from my death-bed suffering from a terminal case of man-flu.

Team to face Norwich:

Arsenal: Mannone, Jenkinson, Vermaelen, Mertesacker, Santos, Arteta, Ramsey, Cazorla, Gervinho, Podolski, Giroud.

Subs: Martinez, Djourou, Coquelin, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arshavin, Gnabry

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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Saturday October 20 2012
Time: 4:56PM

Comments

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3 points is a must today after all the teams who matter won their matches. Come on boys!
Rocky7
20/10/2012 16:58:00
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..... and Rocky the only cure is 3points today
phreddy
20/10/2012 17:24:00
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Well, a winnable game, always. Good luck to the lads!
Naijagunner
20/10/2012 17:29:00
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I expect Santos' side will be a preferred route today as the Canaries will want to test him.
Naijagunner
20/10/2012 17:32:00
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We're lucky the game stayed 1-0 because we've still got a chance, but there has to be a massive improvement. Knowing Wenger, he won't change things until the 70th minute. We don't really seem to play to Giroud's strength. Gervinho won't put a decent cross in, he always wants to get to the byline right near the goal.
Gooner_Vin
20/10/2012 18:22:00
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Gervinho is one of the marked men along with Cazorla, thus isolating Giroud. They are pressing the midfield and squeezing play, just as Chelsea did against us. Our quality and fitness will become important in the 2nd half. We shd get thruogh this well; the right changes will be the Ox for Gervinho and Arshavin for Poldi, if this remains at 1-0 for longer than 15mins into the 2nd half. Or, take off Giroud and Gervinho plays the striker role.
Naijagunner
20/10/2012 18:29:00
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To be fair to Mannone, I think the ball has swerved and that caused him to parry the ball in and not away. Goalies are taught that as standard and there's no way he was trying to do anything else. We needed to close down the guy shooting. I know the ESPN team has said this at half-time, but we are also over-reliant on Cazorla. Or put another way, our other players need to step up their performance.
Gooner_Vin
20/10/2012 18:29:00
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Has the Norwich keeper made any significant save, so far?
Naijagunner
20/10/2012 18:38:00
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Can't recall a worse performance. Giroud has been poor. Any pretensions we had of actually winning the league are well and truly buried. Top 3 is already decided; we're playing for 4th. Can't help but feel despondent about that. So early in the season too. Did you see how much energy the Chaves played with even after the international break? Contrast that with this. Squad is not good enough. Already Diaby is out and you just can't rely on him anyway. Then what? Ramsey? He is not a top-class PL player I'm afraid. Neither is Gervinho.
Gooner_Vin
20/10/2012 19:18:00
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We played against a more energetic side with a greater hunger to get its first win. The problem is that we are unable to put a bottom team like Norwich under any pressure. You kept waiting for the well known Arsenal onslaught; it just never came. That factor is what we need to investigate and resolve. For me, this loss will affect confidence as it sets us back, further away from the top. Poor performance; and the internationals cannot be used as an excuse.
Naijagunner
20/10/2012 19:29:00
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