Premier League - Matchpack: Norwich City v Arsenal

Facts, team news, manager quotes and a preview video ahead of the Premier League clash between Norwich City and Arsenal at Carrow Road on October 20.

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TEAM NEWS

Norwich hope to have forward Robert Snodgrass available for the clash against Arsenal after he returned from international duty with Scotland because of an ankle problem. Defender Steven Whittaker has returned to full training after his pre-season ankle problem, but is not yet being considered for a first-team return. On-loan Tottenham striker Harry Kane is sidelined by a broken metatarsal.

Arsenal will be without defender Laurent Koscielny (back). England defender Kieran Gibbs (thigh) and forward Theo Walcott (chest) also miss out, but midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong could be in the squad following a long-term knee problem. First-choice goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny (ankle) remains sidelined, as do midfielders Abou Diaby (thigh) and Jack Wilshere (ankle), Czech winger Tomas Rosicky (hamstring) and defender Bacary Sagna (broken leg), while goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski is out after damaging ankle ligaments in training this week.

MANAGER QUOTES

Chris Hughton: "The circumstances this week have given UEFA a real good opportunity to stamp their authority on this situation. It is not the first time (racism) has happened (in Serbia) . We have done a lot of good work and have reaped the benefits from it, but unfortunately the way we see it here is a lot different to how they see it abroad."

Arsene Wenger: "In October the moment of truth starts for the team. The league establishes itself a little bit and the Champions League goes to decisive moments. Therefore of course, it's important to be decisive and convincing. The target is always the same [after an international break]. When they come back, we want to quickly focus on our own targets again and get the team back mentally on our next game. I believe that we'll work and the team, after our last performance at West Ham (a 3-1 win), will want to continue the good run and focus well."

MATCH FACTS

There has been a total of 24 goals scored in the last five Premier League meetings between Norwich and Arsenal.

Steve Morison scored in both games against the Gunners last season.

Arsenal have won five and lost none of their last 11 games against Norwich in all competitions.

The Gunners have won five and lost none of their last 12 trips to Carrow Road in all competitions.

Norwich have won just one of their last 12 Premier League games (W1 D4 L7).

Arsenal have lost just one of their last 12 Premier League away games (W7 D4 L1).

The Canaries have conceded the most goals from outside the box this season (5).

Santi Cazorla has scored more goals from outside the box than any other player in the top 5 European leagues since Aug 2011 (9).

Norwich have averaged 15 attempts for every goal they has scored this season (excluding blocked shots), the least efficient conversion rate in the top flight.

Chris Hughton’s side have allowed their opponents the joint-most shots on target against them of Premier League teams this season (41).

MATCH ODDS

Norwich 5/1, Arsenal 4/7, Draw 14/5

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