PREMIER LEAGUE LIVE: Norwich v Arsenal – the action from Carrow Road as it happens
17:06 GMT, 20 October 2012
Follow Sportsmail's coverage of the Barclays Premier League as Norwich host Arsenal at Carrow Road to conclude Saturday's action. The Canaries are yet to win a league game under Chris Hughton and will be tested to the limit by Arsene Wenger's title chasing side. Send me your thoughts on the action at [email protected] or contact me on Twitter @Ripinho.
Norwich 1-0 Arsenal (5.30pm)
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Norwich: Ruddy, Russell Martin,
Turner, Bassong, Garrido, Elliott Bennett, Johnson, Hoolahan, Tettey,
Subs: Rudd, Snodgrass, Howson, Jackson, Surman,
Morison, Ryan Bennett.
Goals: Holt 20.
Arsenal: Mannone, Jenkinson,
Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Andre Santos, Ramsey, Arteta, Cazorla, Gervinho,
Subs: Martinez, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain,
Djourou, Coquelin, Arshavin, Gnabry.
Referee: Lee Probert (Wiltshire)
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35min: A good chance for 2-0 goes begging for Norwich. Pilkington swings a corner into the centre where Michael Turner with a free header nods back across goal and well wide. The defender's visible frustration after shows even he knows it was a great chance. Another mark against Arsenal's zonal marking.
32min: The visitors win successive corners which end with Mikel Arteta delivering a cross into the box where Giroud's header is comfortably taken by Ruddy.
29min: The Canaries take it quick…a bit too quick though as Arsenal intercept and counter with an attack that ends with Olivier Giroud firing straight at Ruddy from point-blank range. Sparing the Frenchman's blushes is the offside flag raised over the far side.
28min: Norwich are the better team now and win a free-kick after Podolski trips Johnson 20 yards out to the left.
26min: Madman Mannone is at it again. The keeper refuses to dive for a ball he is favourite to win out wide of the penalty box, allowing Holt to deliver a pass across an open goal which an Arsenal defender clears.
24min: The first yellow card of the game and it's for Norwich's Bradley Johnson who can have no complaints after a cynical trip on Cazorla.
23min: That's three in as many games for Holt as Arsenal's attempts to respond end for now with a corner cleared by the hosts.
20min: GOAL! NORWICH 1-0 Arsenal
Now we have a game on our hands! Alex Tettety is allowed to shoot from 25 yards out but Mannone parries straight to Grant Holt who tucks home from six yards. Bad keeping.
16min: All the possession is with Arsenal but Norwich have all the answers to the Gunners attacks so far.
The visitors are being forced to even play the ball back to keeper Vito Mannone such is the organisation of Hughton's side.
13min: A miss-placed pass from Santi Cazorla seems to have stunned everyone inside the ground as the game loses its edge and the crowd their voices that both had in the opening five minutes.
10min: Pressure relieved for Norwich as Aaron Ramsey tugs down Grant Holt on the halfway line to concede a free-kick. That's about as good as it's got recently for the hosts but Arsenal have yet to test John Ruddy.
7min: Since that Pilkington chance, Norwich have hardly had the ball. Arsenal are fully awake now and are dominating possession.
4min: Podolski shoots this time though, and he only just fails to hit the target. The German international's snap shot across the target had John Ruddy beaten but it flies past the far post. Good effort.
3min: It snaps Arsenal in to life though as seconds later they go even closer. Gervinho finds Lukas Podolski on the edge of the box, but Russell Martin quickly reacts to slide in with a challenge and prevent the Gunners striker from shooting.
2min: It's the hosts who make the sharper start too as Anthony Pilkington fires narrowly wide from 25 yards out.
Kick-off: Norwich get us underway.
17.27: The teams are out at Carrow Road as the sun begins to set and the floodlights take over. Warm handshakes between ex-Tottenham coach Chris Hughton and Arsene Wenger pitchside.
17.24: From InfostradaLive:
Arsenal are one of three PL clubs without an away defeat this season – the others are Chelsea and Manchester City. They have conceded only two away goals – fewer than any other club.
Back in the squad: Jack Wilshere is on the Arsenal bench for the clash at Norwich
17.21: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger spoke to ESPN before the game:
'It's good for him [Jack Wilshere] to be involved after such a long time – he is not completely ready to start but he isn't far off.
'I'm not scientific enough to tell you how long he can play but if I need him I will play him. He is desperate to play.'
17.18: Full line-ups from Carrow Road:
Norwich v Arsenal
Norwich: Ruddy, Russell Martin, Turner, Bassong, Garrido, Elliott Bennett, Johnson, Hoolahan, Tettey, Pilkington, Holt. Subs: Rudd, Snodgrass, Howson, Jackson, Surman, Morison, Ryan Bennett.
Arsenal: Mannone, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Andre Santos, Ramsey, Arteta, Cazorla, Gervinho, Giroud, Podolski. Subs: Martinez, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Djourou, Coquelin, Arshavin, Gnabry.
Referee: Lee Probert (Wiltshire)
17.15: England midfielder Jack Wilshere returns to the Arsenal squad for the first time in more than a year for this afternoon's Barclays Premier League clash at Norwich.
The 20-year-old had been out with niggling ankle and knee problems, but is named on the Gunners bench.
Andre Santos comes in for injured England full-back Kieran Gibbs as Arsene Wenger makes just one enforced change from the side which won at West Ham.
Norwich are still looking for their first league win under new manager Chris Hughton.
Michael Turner is recalled in central defence, while winger Antony Pilkington comea into a five-man midfield as the Canaries look to recover from their 4-1 defeat at Chelsea before the international break.
17.10: You have to feel sorry for Norwich, if there is one thing that evens out over the course of the season it's the fixture list. But when you are winless, one of the last teams you want to face off the back of an international break is Arsenal – especially with the form the Gunners are in. It could be a long evening for the Canaries and the team news is on the way.
One to watch: Santi Cazorla has been a highlight in Arsenal's attack this season