After seeing Liverpool drop points at St James’ Park earlier in the day, Arsenal had the chance to extend their lead at the top of the Barclay’s Premier League at home to Norwich. Arsene Wenger’s men will have been keen to get back to winning ways; they were held to a one-all draw last week by West Bromwich Albion.
The Gunners were quick to find their rhythm and went ahead after twenty minutes. It was one of the best goals you’ll see all year. Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla exchanged passes before a succession of stunning flicks from first Giroud, then Wilshere and finally Giroud sent Wilshere through on goal and the Arsenal number 10 slotted home the opener.
Later on in the first half Flamini and Tettey were involved in a nasty clash of heads from which Flamini came off the worse and, unfortunately for Arsenal, had to be substituted. His replacement Aaron Ramsey seemed to have a point to prove and added an extra spark to an already magnificent Arsenal attack.
It didn’t take long in the second half for the London side to double their advantage. Olivier Giroud put a delightful ball into the box and Mesut Ozil rose highest to head home past a stranded John Ruddy in the Norwich goal.
The visitors did grab a goal back but it was just a tiny blip on an otherwise outstanding Arsenal display. Howson getting the goal for the Canaries.
Ramsey continued his impressive substitute appearance with a goal. He sent the Norwich defenders sprawling all over the place before calmly slotting home Arsenal’s third goal and effectively killing off the match. Ozil added a fourth late on in the game to put the icing on the cake as far as Wenger is concerned.
The result leaves Arsenal two points clear in first place with eight games played; they should be over the moon with their start to the season, unbeaten in the last seven and top of the table. Norwich fans will have a rather different opinion on the current standings; they’re sitting third bottom with only seven points.