FT: Arsenal 4 Norwich 1

It's all over at the Emirates. Great end to the match for the Gunners there to put the game to bed. Goals from Wilshere, Ramsey and two from Ozil made it a comfortable win, with Howson getting a mere consolation for the Canaries. Arsenal 4-1 Norwich.

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Wilshere has a shot at goal, but it curls wide of the post.

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Shouts for a penalty there as Ozil is hacked down in the area, but the referee is having none of it.

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Norwich free kick in a similar position as the one that led to their goal, but this time Howson's shot is straight at Szczesny.

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A good attack from Arsenal again, but Bendtner is called offside.

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The fourth official indicates four minutes added on.

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Ramsey pulling the strings for the Gunners in attack.

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GOAL! Ozil makes it four with an easy tap-in. Really unselfish from Ramsey, who plays the ball back into the six-yard area from a Rosicky cross.

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Mertesacker goes close as he heads wide of the far post.

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Great run into the area from Wilshere, but he's ball back into the middle is cut out.

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Pilkington brought down from behind by Sagna, nothing given.

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GOAL! Ramsey surely puts the game to bed. Avoids several tackles in the box before curling the ball past Ruddy.

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Hooper looked to go through on goal there, but the ref gives Arsenal advantage as the former Celtic man tangled with Koscielny.

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A good Arsenal attack ends with a powerful Bendtner shot, but Ruddy comes through with a great save.

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Another Norwich attack peters out, this time Hooper fails to play the ball into the area.

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Ramsey with another powerful shot on goal, Ruddy, again, gets down well to make the save.

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Nicklas Bendtner is coming on to replace Oliver Giroud. For Norwich, Tettey coming off for Hoolahan.

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Ozil fires a low shot after good build up play from Ramsey, but it's straight into Ruddy's grasp.

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Arsenal win a free kick as Fer and Sagna tangle on the wing.

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Ramsey sees his cracking shot from the edge of the area well-saved by Ruddy.

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Norwich looking up for it now, Arsenal struggling to string together the passes.

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Shout for an Arsenal free kick there, but the referee awards Norwich the advantage.

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Arsenal looking for a bit of urgency to put the game to bed.

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Norwich sub: Pilkington comes off to be replaced by Nathan Redmond.

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Goal! Norwich pull one back, as Howson charges onto the end of a Mertesacker clearance to blast it into the bottom corner past Szczesny.

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Norwich now building up from the back, Pilkington with the ball.

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Arsenal looking to build up from the back, the Norwich defence just about holding on, getting the crucial touches at the moment.

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Arsenal looking a bit disjointed in attack, but they're still dangerous on the counter as Turner just about clears a cross away from danger.

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Norwich don't look like they're giving up just yet, but Pilkington gives away as Arteta falls over as he tries to shield the ball out of play.

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Norwich just keeping possession at the back, really have a tough task getting back into the game.

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Pilkington gets a shot off, but it just trolls wide of the far post.

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Arsenal looking really comfortable now after seeing off a resurgent Norwich.

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Surely there's no way back into the game for Norwich? Arsenal don't look like they're slowing down just yet.

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Arsenal sub: Rosicky comes on to replace Santi Cazorla.

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Goal! Mesut Ozil gets his first Premier League goal for the Gunners, with a brilliant header from a Giroud cross.

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Arsenal under a bit of pressure now, struggling to click in attack in the same way they did in the first half.

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Snodgrass has a shot on goal as he gets to the ball ahead of Gibbs, but it's straight at Szczesny.

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A much more open game now, Norwich continuing their good spell from the end of the first half, but the Arsenal defence is holding firm.

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Norwich with a good attacking spell now, still struggling to work it into the middle.

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Giroud heads over the bar as Sagna's cross is just a little too high for him to direct it at goal.

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Snodgrass plays the ball into the area, Turner heads it down, but Martin's volley is wide of the mark.

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Ramsey gives away a free kick in midfield.

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Arsenal have a corner, Arteta unleashes a screamer from the edge of the area.

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Here we go for the second half...

Arsenal 1-0 Norwich. The Gunners got off to a flyer and dominated right from the off, but the Canaries have done well to play their way back into the match. Jack Wilshere's well-taken goal the difference at the half.

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Norwich closing out the half well. They could well play their way back into the match as Hooper is called offside right at the end of the half.

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Another good attacking move from Norwich, but the ball is given away after a miss-kick on the edge of the area. Arsenal try to hit on the break, but they too give away the ball cheaply.

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Three minutes added on at the end of the half.

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Mertesacker makes a great block on the edge of the area, but Norwich keep possession at the back.

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Norwich really growing into the game as we near the end of the half.

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Fer has a cracking effort on goal from outside the area, but Szczesny gets down well to make the save.

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Szczesny makes his first save of the game as he pushes a good cross into the box away from danger.

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Nearly moment for the Canaries there as Hooper looked to pounce on a back pass from Sagna to Szczesny.

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Sagna has a pop at goal from outside the area, but it's straight at Ruddy.

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Arsenal not giving Norwich a sniff here, in total control.

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That's it for Flamini, he comes off to be replaced by Aaron Ramsey.

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Giroud goes close after a good run from Gibbs, who cuts it back from the Frenchman, but Ruddy does well to deny him at the near post.

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The Canaries get a good cross into the area, but give away a free kick for a foul on Mertesacker.

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Wilshere gives away a free kick to Norwich.

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The Gunners look happy to let Norwich have the possession at the back.

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Koscielny again does brilliantly to come across and stop the Norwich attack.

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Looks like both players are about to come back on.

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Both players still receiving treatment, Flamini is back up. Tettey looks like he's struggling.

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Flamini with a heavy challenge on Tettey, both players down on the ground at the moment.

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Arsenal win a corner as Bassong fails to shield the ball out of play. Ozil takes, but Mertesacker's first touch lets him down.

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The corner is well over everyone. Arsenal rush forward again as the ball is cut out just as Wilshere was about to unleash a shot.

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Ozil does well to win a corner after trying to be a bit too clever in the box.

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The Gunners also doing well to press the ball and win it back quickly.

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Arsenal putting on a master class with their passing so far, plenty of quick first-time passes being strung together.

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But they give it away on the edge of the area as Arsenal go on the attack again.

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Norwich keeping the ball a bit better now.

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Fer with a great tackle on Wilshere to set Norwich on the break, but Gibbs does well to see out the danger.

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Norwich with it all to do now, Arsenal looking great value for their lead. Howson has a shot at goal, but it is well blocked and cleared.

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GOAL! Wilshere opens the scoring with a great finish into the bottom corner. Giroud with a brilliant flick between four Norwich defender. Baffling how the ball got through there. Great goal.

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Arsenal front four looking working well together, but Norwich have nearly everyone behind the ball now.

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Wilshere playing out wide for the Gunners, but he looks better than he did in that position against West Brom two weeks ago.

Andrew Williams: This Norwich team looks too strong for Arsenal, I reckon they'll pip it 486-0.

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Norwich threaten again with a good ball forward, but Koscielny is alert and gets across to clear.

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Ruddy picks off a Sagna cross that was too high for Giroud to get to.

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Norwich doing well to keep the ball and pass it around, still no attacking edge to their play, though.

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Good attack for Norwich, but Koscielny does well to come across and clear the ball for a throw.

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Arsenal just slowing the game down with a nice spell of possession in midfield.

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The corner comes to nothing as Mertesacker's weak header is blocked and cleared. Arsenal come again, but Ozil fails to keep the ball in play.

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Gibbs puts a cross into the box after great build up play between Ozil, Wilshere and Cazorla. Another Arsenal corner.

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Pilkington gives away a free kick for a foul on Sagna.

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Another corner for Arsenal, Sagna gets his head to it, but the header is well over the bar.

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Good interplay for Arsenal as Cazorla turns his defender and gets a shot off on goal, but Ruddy gets down to make the easy save.

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Norwich with a good spell of possession, but it's a bit aimless as they just keep the ball in midfield and defence.

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The corner came to nothing, but Norwich failed in the counter-attack attempt. As expected, Arsenal keeping hold of possession early on.

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Early corner for Arsenal as a cross to Giroud is cut out.

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Referee Lee Probert gets us underway at the Emirates...

Gav Kemp: Shame to see Aaron Ramsey rested, but an ample deputy in Cazorla comes in. I can see Arsenal storming this one on a fast pitch. 3-0 to the Gunners.

Leaders Arsenal are odds-on to extend their six match unbeaten run against lowly Norwich on Saturday. Olivier Giroud is 3/1 to score the opening goal and we offer 9/2 for both he and top scorer Aaron Ramsey to find the net. Norwich are 9/1 to pull off a shock win and the draw is on offer at 9/2.

Feel free to e-mail your thoughts or predictions to Chris.Vermeulen@teamtalkmedia.com and I'll publish as many of them before - and during - the game as possible.

On the Norwich front, no Ricky Van Wolfswinkel for them today, so Gary Hooper comes into the starting line-up to make his first Premier League start since joining the club in the summer, otherwise Hughton names an unchanged XI from the side that lost to Chelsea two weeks ago.

In Arsenal team news, Santi Cazorla comes into the starting line-up, replacing the in-form Aaron Ramsey, who drops to the bench, while Bacary Sagna is in for Carl Jenkinson. Apart from those two changes, it is an unchanged line-up from their draw with West Brom last time out.

Chris Hughton's men have won just two of their last five fixtures against Southampton and Stoke, their only two wins of the season, leaving them languishing in the relegation zone after seven games. Last time out, the Canaries slumped to a three one defeat at home to Chelsea.

The Gunners have been in superb form this season, putting behind them their opening-day defeat to Aston Villa by winning their next 10 matches in all competitions - a new club record - although that run was halted following the draw at West Brom last time out.

Good afternoon, I'm Chris Vermeulen and I'll be taking you through all the action as Arsenal host Norwich City at the Emirates. Kick-off is scheduled for 1500 BST.

Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 30 August 2014
12:45
Burnley v Man Utd  
15:00
Man City v Stoke  
Newcastle v C Palace  
QPR v S'land  
Swansea v West Brom  
West Ham v Southampton  
17:30
Everton v Chelsea  
Sunday, 31 August 2014
13:30
A Villa v Hull City  
Tottenham v Liverpool  
16:00
Leicester v Arsenal  
Saturday, 13 September 2014
12:45
Arsenal v Man City  
15:00
Chelsea v Swansea  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Tottenham 2 5 6
2 Chelsea 2 4 6
3 Man City 2 4 6
4 Swansea 2 2 6
5 Arsenal 2 1 4
6 Hull City 2 1 4
7 A Villa 2 1 4
8 West Ham 2 1 3
9 Liverpool 2 -1 3
10 Everton 2 0 2
11 S'land 2 0 2
12 West Brom 2 0 2
13 Man Utd 2 -1 1
14 Southampton 2 -1 1
15 Stoke 2 -1 1
16 Leicester 2 -2 1
17 Newcastle 2 -2 1
18 C Palace 2 -3 0
19 Burnley 2 -3 0
20 QPR 2 -5 0

Updated Wed, 27 Aug 2014

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