Whether you live in in Sweden, in the UK, in Italy or in any other country of the world – if you are a real football fan, you are looking forward to every upcoming game.
The most highly discussed Sunday match is the one between Norwich and Arsenal at 16:15.
One player missing for Norwich is Alex Tettey who was sidelined because of the thigh injury. The manager of Norwich, Alex Neil, commented on the situation in the interview to Norwich City TV on Thursday. He said that he hopes to get Tettey back as soon as possible.
Neil emphasised that he does not think that it will be too long, “but this weekend will come too quickly for him”. Another player missing is Matt Jarvis who will be absent because of a the health problem. Jarvis is still in the process of recovering from the knee injury, which he got back in October in the 2-1 loss at Manchester City.
Arsenal have a rather similar situation with Sanchez, who also has a slight hamstring injury after the previous game. Although, Arsene Wegner decided to play him despite the possible risk. He says that Sanchez is like a lion, who reaches his goal as soon as it can be done and only after that he can have a rest.
Overall, Alex Neil has a clear image of the Norwich position among other football clubs, but that is not the reason for him to get upset. He states that they will be considered as one of the smaller teams. However, when the “bigger” teams come to their place, they have been happy to sit behind the ball, soak up pressure and hit you on the counter attack – and that is what surprised him.
Here is what BBC states about Lawro’s thoughts of the forthcoming game: He doesn’t see Norwich causing Arsenal too many problems. Lawro cannot see them losing two Premier League games in a row.
In general, most of the bookmakers are sure that Arsenal is going to win over Norwich by at least two goals. Nevertheless, Norwich bears itself in rather a dignified way.
As far as city host Arsenal on Sunday, the official website of the team has prepared a brief travel guide ahead of traveling to Norfolk for those Arsenal fans coming from London.
What are your predictions? Do you agree that Norwich is doomed to failure or maybe you think that it is a chance for the team to prove its excellence?