MATCHDAY LIVE: Arsenal thrash Canaries as survival hopes continue to fade away
PUBLISHED: 17:50 01 July 2020 | UPDATED: 21:48 01 July 2020
Norwich City travel to the capital to face Arsenal in their first away game since the Premier League restarted - and our reporters are at the Emirates to bring you all the updates, analysis and reaction.
Canaries supporters were left feeling buoyed after City’s positive performance in the 2-1 FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Manchester United on Saturday.
Daniel Farke opted for a more pragmatic approach akin to how the Canaries attempted to operate against Everton - and they will be hoping to keep the Gunners dangerous attacking talent quiet tonight.
Mikel Arteta will be hoping his side can follow up on their 2-1 FA Cup victory over Sheffield United on Sunday, but could be without a number of key players such as David Luiz and Mesut Ozil.
The last meeting between the sides was in December - with the game ending 2-2.
Teemu Pukki gave City the lead after 21 minutes before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang converted his penalty at the second attempt after VAR ruled that Max Aarons had encroached during the first spot-kick - which Tim Krul saved.
Todd Cantwell restored City’s lead prior to half-time before Aubameyang struck again to level the scoreline in the second half during Freddie Ljungberg’s first game in caretaker charge of the Gunners.
A win for City tonight could put them just three points from safety, with crucial matches against relegation rivals Brighton, Watford and West Ham to come - whilst Arsenal are looking to close the gap to the European qualification places.
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