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  • Date:05 May 2012
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:Emirates Stadium
  • Attendance:60,092
  • Benayoun (1) van Persie (71)
    van Persie (79)
  • Hoolahan (11)
    Holt (26) Morison (84)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:54 +3.54

Steve Morison concedes a free kick for a foul on Laurent Koscielny. Laurent Koscielny takes the free kick.

93:34 +3.34

Kieran Gibbs takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.

92:46 +2.46

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain takes a shot. Anthony Pilkington gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Robin van Persie from the right by-line, Effort from 6 yards by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Save by John Ruddy.

91:52 +1.52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Laurent Koscielny by Aaron Wilbraham. Aaron Wilbraham receives a yellow card. Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.

90:10 +0.10

Alex Song takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.

87:01

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Marouane Chamakh misses to the right of the target.

86:38

Robin van Persie takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.

84:29

A goal is scored by Steve Morison from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Arsenal 3-3 Norwich.Jonathan Howson provided the assist for the goal.

82:23

Shot by Bradley Johnson from just outside the area goes over the net.

80:17

Aaron Wilbraham replaces Grant Holt.

79:03

Robin van Persie gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Arsenal 3-2 Norwich.

78:18

Kieran Gibbs produces a cross, comfortable save by John Ruddy.

77:12

The offside flag is raised against Steve Morison. Indirect free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

75:58

Grant Holt concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex Song. Thomas Vermaelen takes the free kick.

75:33

Robin van Persie takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.

75:03

Steve Morison is caught offside. Alex Song restarts play with the free kick.

73:19

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Robin van Persie, Marouane Chamakh produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar. Anthony Pilkington replaces Wesley Hoolahan.

71:13

Marouane Chamakh takes a shot. Blocked by Russell Martin. A goal is scored by Robin van Persie from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Arsenal 2-2 Norwich.Assist on the goal came from Alex Song.

70:46

Grant Holt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Thomas Vermaelen. Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.

67:53

Unfair challenge on Simon Lappin by Tomas Rosicky results in a free kick. Simeon Jackson goes off and Steve Morison comes on. Yossi Benayoun goes off and Marouane Chamakh comes on. John Ruddy takes the free kick.

67:30

Robin van Persie takes the inswinging corner, Grant Holt manages to make a clearance.

66:40

Thomas Vermaelen takes a shot. Ryan Bennett gets a block in. Tomas Rosicky takes a shot. Blocked by Bradley Johnson. Inswinging corner taken by Tomas Rosicky from the left by-line, Russell Martin manages to make a clearance.

65:56

Effort from inside the area by Robin van Persie misses to the right of the target.

64:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tomas Rosicky by Wesley Hoolahan. Free kick crossed left-footed by Robin van Persie, clearance made by Grant Holt.

62:10

Aaron Ramsey goes off and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain comes on.

60:49

Jonathan Howson challenges Yossi Benayoun unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Tomas Rosicky from left channel, clearance made by Jonathan Howson.

59:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Wesley Hoolahan on Kieran Gibbs. The referee shows Wesley Hoolahan a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Kieran Gibbs.

58:31

Robin van Persie takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy. Effort from deep inside the area by Aaron Ramsey misses to the left of the goal.

57:46

Wesley Hoolahan has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

55:45

Elliott Bennett challenges Alex Song unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is swung over by Tomas Rosicky, Yossi Benayoun takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.

52:09

Grant Holt fouled by Laurent Koscielny, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jonathan Howson.

51:33

Simeon Jackson takes a shot. Save made by Wojciech Szczesny.

50:23

The ball is swung over by Robin van Persie.

48:55 +3.55

Grant Holt has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

48:31

Tomas Rosicky takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Kyle Naughton.

47:51 +2.51

Thomas Vermaelen concedes a free kick for a foul on Simeon Jackson. Thomas Vermaelen is cautioned. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Bennett.

46:51

Simeon Jackson takes a shot. Blocked by Laurent Koscielny.

44:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Francis Coquelin by Grant Holt. Francis Coquelin takes the direct free kick.

40:13

Grant Holt fouled by Laurent Koscielny, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Elliott Bennett from left wing, clearance by Laurent Koscielny. Elliott Bennett takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Francis Coquelin makes a clearance.

38:42

The assistant referee signals for offside against Grant Holt. Indirect free kick taken by Alex Song. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tomas Rosicky by Bradley Johnson. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Robin van Persie, clearance made by Ryan Bennett.

38:24

Foul by Yossi Benayoun on Simon Lappin, free kick awarded. John Ruddy restarts play with the free kick.

36:24

Shot from inside the six-yard box by Kieran Gibbs goes wide right of the target.

35:31

Shot from close range by Simeon Jackson clears the bar.

32:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Francis Coquelin by Wesley Hoolahan. Direct free kick taken by Francis Coquelin.

32:20

Francis Coquelin on for Bacary Sagna.

29:03

Booking for Simeon Jackson for unsporting behaviour.

27:51

Foul by Grant Holt on Laurent Koscielny, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Laurent Koscielny.

26:06

Grant Holt fires in a goal from just inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Arsenal 1-2 Norwich.The assist for the goal came from Wesley Hoolahan.

24:40

Bacary Sagna fouled by Simon Lappin, the ref awards a free kick. Bacary Sagna takes the direct free kick.

21:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bradley Johnson on Bacary Sagna. Free kick taken by Bacary Sagna.

19:49

Aaron Ramsey challenges Jonathan Howson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Aaron Ramsey is given a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Elliott Bennett.

19:16

The assistant referee flags for offside against Robin van Persie. Free kick taken by John Ruddy.

18:34

The official flags Grant Holt offside. Wojciech Szczesny takes the indirect free kick.

15:11

Tomas Rosicky takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Simon Lappin.

14:23

Robin van Persie produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

13:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yao Gervinho by Simon Lappin. Bacary Sagna takes the direct free kick.

11:56

Wesley Hoolahan gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Arsenal 1-1 Norwich.Assist by Kyle Naughton.

10:59

Header from close range by Grant Holt clears the bar.

9:05

Yao Gervinho concedes a free kick for a foul on Simon Lappin. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Bradley Johnson from left channel. Grant Holt is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

5:30

Elliott Bennett has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.

5:13

Grant Holt takes a shot. Blocked by Kieran Gibbs.

3:01

Foul by Tomas Rosicky on Bradley Johnson, free kick awarded. Russell Martin takes the free kick.

1:05

Yossi Benayoun finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the area to the top right corner of the goal. Arsenal 1-0 Norwich.Tomas Rosicky provided the assist for the goal.

Match Preview

Wenger confident Van Persie will stay Arsene Wenger remains confident Arsenal captain Robin van Persie will not be sold this summer. The Holland skipper was relaxed about his future as he collected the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year award on Thursday, insisting no matter what happens during the rest of his career he would "always be a Gunner". Van Persie, 28, is set to sit down with Arsenal at the end of the season for discussions over a contract extension, with another year left on his current deal. Despite suggestions the Gunners would look to cash in on their captain - as they did earlier this season with contract rebel Samir Nasri who eventually was sold to Manchester City for #24million - Wenger maintained that scenario was not on the horizon. "Who would want to lose his best player? My desire and my wish is to find an agreement with Robin van Persie, extend the contract and stay with us for a longer time. Hopefully we can reach that," said Wenger, whose side host Norwich on Saturday aiming to strengthen their grip on third place in the Barclays Premier League. "If that wouldn't happen, we will still want him to stay, but I am more focused on the first situation. "I think what is important for us is that we find an agreement with him to be happy and to stay and finish his career here." Wenger continued: "I cannot guarantee that it will go well, but I am quite confident. "I believe Robin is committed to the club, I feel that the club has shown great commitment to him over the years and put great faith in him. "I brought him here a long, long time ago and he has developed fantastically well as a man and as a player. "Today he is a world-class player and he deserves great credit. Hopefully we can keep him here." Arsenal's hand would be strengthened significantly were they able to offer guaranteed Champions League football again next season. That the Gunners have that within their own grasp heading into the final two matches of what started out as a testing campaign is remarkable in itself. While Newcastle and Tottenham are both now only one point behind following their midweek wins, Wenger knows Arsenal's destiny remains in their own control. "Our dream was to be in the situation we are in now three months ago. It is now down to us to get over the line," said Wenger, who will take charge of his 900th game. "That looks quite difficult at the moment because we had a few opportunities we didn't take and so we have another opportunity tomorrow which we want to take. "The team is focused and ready to do the job, it's now for us to get over the line." Meanwhile, Norwich manager Paul Lambert maintains his side will be out to continue their "fairytale" when they head to the Emirates, with Barclays Premier League safety already secured. The Canaries have performed beyond expectations on a first return to the top flight in six seasons, staying well clear of the predicted relegation dogfight with survival guaranteed following QPR's comprehensive defeat to Chelsea last weekend. Norwich may have suffered three successive defeats, the last being a 3-0 home rout by Luis Suarez inspired Liverpool, but Lambert insists his men can head to Emirates Stadium and play with freedom on the back of plenty of hard graft. "It has been brilliant. The lads have been absolutely terrific for us and they have earned the right to go again," Lambert told a press conference. "I can't fault them for what they have done and the way they have played in games. I'm proud of them." Lambert has guided Norwich to back-to-back promotions up from npower League One since taking over at Carrow Road in August 2009. He continued: "If you are talking fairytale football this is the story that has happened over the past three years, to go from the bottom of League One to sustaining it in the Premier League. "They have got 43 points, hopefully we can get a few more, but in the cold light of day it has been incredible. "I never really think about myself. I have always said the most important people at the club are the players and the people who come and watch. "I get great satisfaction from that and for the backroom staff."

Formation:4231Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

Formation: 4231Manager: Paul Lambert

Norwich

  • Wojciech Szczesny
  • Bacary Sagna
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Thomas Vermaelen
  • Kieran Gibbs
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Alex Song
  • Yao Gervinho
  • Tomas Rosicky
  • Yossi Benayoun
  • Robin van Persie
  • SUBS
  • Lukasz Fabianski
  • Chu-Young Park
  • Clarindo Andre Santos
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • Johan Djourou
  • Marouane Chamakh
  • Francis Coquelin

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LWWLDD
  • Arsenal
  • VS
  • Norwich
  • LDWLLL

Last Meetings

  • Norwich
  • 1 - 2
  • Arsenal
  • 19/11/2011
  • Arsenal
  • 4 - 1
  • Norwich
  • 02/04/2005
  • Norwich
  • 1 - 4
  • Arsenal
  • 28/08/2004
  • Arsenal
  • 5 - 1
  • Norwich
  • 01/04/1995
  • Norwich
  • 0 - 0
  • Arsenal
  • 10/09/1994
  • Norwich
  • 1 - 1
  • Arsenal
  • 13/02/1994

Top Scorers

Arsenal

  • R van Persie 26
  • T Walcott 8
  • M Arteta 6
  • T Vermaelen 6
  • YK Gervinho 4
  • Y Benayoun 2
  • A Ramsey 2
  • A Oxlade-Chamberlain 2
  • T Rosicky 1
  • C Andre Santos 1
  • M Chamakh 1
  • B Sagna 1
  • A Song 1
  • L Koscielny 1
  • K Gibbs 1

Norwich

  • G Holt 11
  • S Morison 8
  • A Pilkington 8
  • A Surman 4
  • W Hoolahan 3
  • R Martin 2
  • S Jackson 2
  • B Johnson 2
  • A Wilbraham 1
  • L Barnett 1
  • E Bennett 1
  • J Howson 1

Goals

Arsenal

    • Total goals 112
    • Goals per game 68
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 9 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 14 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Norwich

    • Total goals 91
    • Goals per game 47
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 11 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 10 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 13 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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