A strange little fact about this good-but-odd Arsenal season is that they have the best away record in the league - level on away points with Leicester's 15, but Arsenal have five away wins to Leicester's three. Arsenal look to extend that total to 18 points today at Carrow Road against a Norwich City team who are in a fair bit of trouble - 12 points on the season, three points off the relegation zone, and on a run of five defeats in six games. Part of the reason for this is the fact that they have yet to score more than two goals in a game this season, which is never really a recipe for success.
Arsenal's form is somewhat better - four wins in six - but the last two league games have seen Arsenal take one point, and the injury bug is in full force yet again, making this game, at least in my head, a little nervier than it needs to be. The nice thing is, nobody got hurt in the Zagreb game; that plus the boss' statement that "maybe Oxlade-Chamberlain will be back in the squad" is something that passes for good news in Arsenal's injury world these days.
Arsenal played very well against Dinamo Zagreb in midweek - if they can get back to playing like that in the league, the title challenge will be in good shape as we march into a stupidly crowded December fixture list. Just, please, stay healthy.
Arsenal vs. Norwich City
Carrow Road, Norwich
Sunday, November 29, 2015
8AM PT/11AM ET/4PM BT
HOW (to watch):
US TV: Premier League Extra Time, DirecTV channel 491
Worldwide info: livesoccer.tv