Arsenal unchanged for Norwich tie

Arsenal have named an unchanged starting XI for this afternoon’s Premier League clash against Norwich at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal have named an unchanged starting XI for this afternoon’s Premier League clash against Norwich at the Emirates Stadium.

Captain Robin van Persie, who earlier this week collected his FWA Footballer of the Year award, leads the Gunners attack as they look to tighten their grip on third.

South Korea forward Park Ju-Young replaces injured Abou Diaby on the bench.

Norwich, who are safe from the threat of relegation, make several changes from the side beaten 3-0 at home to Liverpool, with Simon Lappin coming into the defence and Simeon Jackson partnering Grant Holt in attack.

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Ramsey, Song, Gervinho, Rosicky, Benayoun, van Persie.

Subs: Fabianski, Park, Andre Santos, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Djourou, Chamakh, Coquelin.

Norwich: Ruddy, Naughton, Ryan Bennett, Martin, Lappin, Johnson, Howson, Elliott Bennett, Hoolahan, Jackson, Holt.

Subs: Steer, Morison, Surman, Pilkington, Fox, Wilbraham, Ward.

Referee: Anthony Taylor.

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