Arsenal rebuild as Norwich fall apart
Arsenal host bottom side Norwich on Wednesday as the Gunners look to build ahead of next season. Can Mikel Arteta show Gunners supporters a glimmer of hope of a brighter future? Have a read of our preview here:
Gunners powder runs dry
Arsenal opened up their return from lockdown with back-to-back defeats just to remind the fans what they’ve been missing.
A lot of work needs to be done in order to return the North Londoners back to any semblance of their former glory, and they have shown little sign of being close right now.
Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang has netted 61 goals since signing for the club and is the player they will build around going forward.
David Luiz also signed a new one-year deal but that is just a short-term fix while Bernd Leno’s injury highlights their lack of depth in net.
Nicolas Pepe could end up being a great signing having scored five and assisted another six this season and Alexandre Lacazette still offers something to the cause having bagged seven league strike in 2019/20.
But, let’s be honest, Arsenal are a club in need of a rebuild and Mikel Arteta needs time to achieve it. A lot of the players brought un by Unai Emery have not cut the mustard and the ‘lack of success’ story is already getting so old at the Emirates that it is making retirement plans.
There is nothing to play for in the remaining games for the Gunners expect for their new manager to try and formulate a proper plan to get them back to the top.
In the meantime, it could be a long wait…
Time to prepare for the Championship
Back when miners still had to enter pits in this country, they would take a canary with them to warn them of dangers such as noxious gas build-up.
If Norwich City were to apply the same safety method to read their chances of staying in the Premier League, then the canary would have fallen off its perch long-ago and would already be buried at the bottom of the garden.
This campaign has been excruciating for the Norfolk club. After such a promising season in the Championship, they never really adapted to life in the top-flight and have been rooted to the bottom most of the season.
Teemu Pukki has netted a decent 11 goals this season even if his side have lost five of the last six matches. His ability in front of net will keep slim hopes of survival alive but defeat to Everton on Wednesday was a bitter blow.
If they were going to stay in the Premier League, then Norwich can’t afford performances as they produced against Southampton. Poor in every department and displaying very few positives.
Another season in the Championship beckons for the Canaries.
Arsenal v Norwich betting tip
Norwich are heading in one direction and while Arsenal do not always win games you’d expect them to it is hard to see them slipping up against the Premier League’s bottom side. That’s why we are going for an Arsenal win at odds of 1.55 with Betway in this one.