Arsenal and Norwich will battle

On Saturday May 5th, 2012 – Arsenal will take on Norwich in a key Premier League match. Arsenal is looking to snap their streak of draws in two straight matches. Arsenal needs a win to move one step closer to an automatic berth in the Champions League qualification. Norwich, on the other hand has nothing on the line, but would love to play the role of the spoiler.

Arsenal will need maximum points in this match against Norwich, and their next one against West Brom. Robin van Persie was the key the last time these two met, and his play in front of the net will be big in this one. Theo Walcott and  Mikel Areta are both out injured for the Gunners.

Norwich comes into the match in 13th place, as they have garnered 43 points. With a strong half of the season, the Gunners have a chance to finish in the top half of the league. Norwich is led by Striker Grant Holt, who has scored 15 goals on the season. The problem with Norwich has been the play of their defense. They will look to shore that up in this one.

Look for this match to stay real close through, but in the end, we expect Arsenal to come up with a win. Bet on Arsenal today, and you will be glad you did when they bring home the money! Bet on Arsenal at PaddyPower!

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Arsenal set to take on Stoke

Arsenal will continue their run towards picking up an automatic Champions League berth, as they take on Stoke City on Saturday. Arsenal have won just two of their last five matches and are in a bit of a slump, which is allowing Newcastle United a glimpse of hope.

Arsenal are the favorite over Stoke City in this game, despite their recent plague of injuries. Mikel Arteta and Theo Walcott have missed some action as of late, and will again on Saturday. Arteta, from Spain has been a huge loss for the offense. Robin van Persie has struggled to score as of late for Arsenal, but still leads the Premier League with 27 goals, despite scoring just 1 in his last 7 matches.

Despite the problems for Arsenal, they still should be able to get by Stoke. Stoke took a 3-0 loss to Newcastle in their last match. They have struggled as of late, winning just one of their last eight matches. They have dropped to 14th and do not look to be heading to the postseason. Stoke City is led by Tony Pulis.

Stoke is without Salif Diao and Mamady Sidibe. Jonathan Walters is coming into the match with a bit of a chip on his shoulders after missing several chances in the loss to Newcastle.

This should be a fun match to watch. It appears that Arsenal are certainly the club to beat in this one. Enjoy the match, and keep an eye on Arsenal in their run to start playing their best of the season!  If you are looking to bet on Arsenal in this match – sign up and bet at Bet365.

 

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