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Match Preview: Arsenal v Norwich City

30 June 2020

Norwich City travel to the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday (6pm KO) desperate for points to help maintain their Premier League status.

Our Match Preview looks at how the Gunners have gotten on throughout Project Restart, which referee is in charge of the game, and provides details on how to follow the action live.

The opposition

Arsenal’s first two Premier League games following the restart did not go according to plan. Manchester City managed a 3-0 win over Mikel Arteta’s side with David Luiz getting himself sent off.

The Gunners then threw away the lead at Brighton to lose 2-1 thanks to Neal Maupay’s stoppage-time winner.

To the relief of Arsenal fans, the club’s fortunes have improved since then. They beat Southampton 2-0 in the league as well as Sheffield United 2-1 in the FA Cup courtesy of Dani Ceballos’ late winner.

Those results see Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-finals and tenth in the Premier League, viewing the Norwich game as a chance to catch up with and/or overtake Tottenham Hotspur in seventh.



Of the 59 meetings between Arsenal and Norwich since 1952, there have been 28 Arsenal wins, 20 draws, and eleven Norwich wins.

City fans will fondly remember their 2012 trip to the Emirates Stadium, which saw Grant Holt snatch a 1-0 win for the Canaries in the capital.

When the sides met at Carrow Road this season, the spoils were shared in a 2-2 draw thanks to goals from Teemu Pukki, Todd Cantwell, and a brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Ref watch

Peter Bankes is set to be in the man in the middle for Wednesday’s game - a referee City fans may remember for his sending off of Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert in last season’s East Anglian Derby at Carrow Road!

In 22 games this season, Bankes has dished out 98 yellow cards and three reds, including six bookings in our 2-1 defeat at home to Wolves in December.

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Daniel Cook and Richard West will be his assistants, with Darren England the fourth official. Mike Dean and Ian Hussin are on VAR.

How to follow

For supporters watching in the United Kingdom, the match is being broadcast on BT Sport. To purchase a BT Sport monthly pass for £25, click here.

For supporters around the world, the game is being broadcast in multiple countries. For a list of channels and timing, click here.

Canaries TV subscribers can listen to live BBC Radio Norfolk commentary from Chris Goreham by purchasing a match/monthly/yearly pass. For more information, click HERE.

We will be running regular updates on our Twitter account, including reaction after the final whistle.

There will also be a minute-by-minute live match blog on and you can also receive updates on our Instagram and Facebook pages.

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