Canaries can cause an upset at Arsenal - Cantwell
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Norwich City relish the challenge of trying to upset the big boys, Todd Cantwell has warned Arsenal ahead of tomorrow night’s clash at the Emirates.
The Gunners had to fight back twice to draw 2-2 in an action packed encounter at Carrow Road in December, with Canaries academy star Cantwell on target with a fine finish.
Daniel Farke’s team have also beaten Manchester City and Leicester this season, drew 2-2 with Tottenham and knocked Spurs out of the FA Cup on penalties, and Liverpool only edged a 1-0 win in Norfolk.
So after his goal contributed to City going agonisingly close to taking Manchester United to penalties in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Saturday the ‘Dereham Deco’ is targeting a shock win.
“It’s going to be difficult but you would have written us off against Man United, with the form they’re in,” Cantwell said after the 2-1 defeat in extra-time.
“We’ve played notoriously well against the top teams this season and we gave Arsenal a really good game when they came here.
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“We’ll be looking to do the exact same but obviously with a little bit more initiative to get the points off them.”
Despite some encouraging days against the top sides, the Canaries have been nowhere near as impressive against those also at the wrong end of the table and will head to north London bottom and six points from safety.
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After the disappointment of back-to-back league defeats, Cantwell is looking to take as many positives out of Saturday’s efforts as possible.
“The Southampton game we definitely weren’t good enough, Everton was more positive and this was another step forward,” he continued. “We’ve got to look to the next game which is Arsenal away. I honestly believe if we play like that, we’ll have a right chance and hopefully get out of trouble.”
Asked if he still believed that the great escape was possible with seven games remaining, the 22-year-old replied: “One hundred per cent. The boys will all be down about the game but we have such a quick turnaround with these games that there is no time to dwell on it.
“We have to stay together, as I’m sure we will. The same way we came up to the Premier League will be the same way we fight to the end. That’s our DNA.”