With the Gunners looking less and less convincing with every game, Al Hain-Cole sees value in backing Farke’s men to avoid defeat at Carrow Road
Arsenal will be desperate for victory when they travel to Carrow Road to take on Norwich City in Sunday’s Premier League match.
Unai Emery lost his job on Friday morning a run of seven games without a win in all competitions, culminating in a 2-1 home defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday, with Freddie Ljungberg in temporary charge.
Having lost just once in 15 league games against this opposition, Arsenal are 5/6 (1.83) favourites with 888Sport to ease the pressure with a win here.
However, the Canaries secured a first win in nine matches by beating Everton last time out, and can be backed at 3/1 (4.00) to make it two in a row in high profile circumstances.
Three of the guests’ last four league games have resulted in draws, and there are odds of 3/1 (4.00) on offer on this one also ending in a stalemate.
Todd Cantwell is a doubt after picking up a knock, while Jamal Lewis, Grant Hanley, Timm Klose and Josip Drmic are all ruled out due to injury.
David Luiz is unlikely to feature after suffering a chest injury against Frankfurt, with Sead Kolasinac, Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding, and Shkrodan Mustafi also facing fitness tests and Dani Ceballos definitely out.
Although the result was not particularly significant in terms of the Gunners’ chances of progression to the knockout stages, defeat against Frankfurt was the final straw for Emery after their longest winless run for 27 years.
In contrast, opposite number Daniel Farke comes into this clash on the back of a morale-boosting first win in nine matches, in a game that featured the return from long-term injury of influential defender Christoph Zimmermann.
Having claimed just two points from the last available 15 on the road and failed to score in each of the most recent two away games, even money (2.00) seems generous on Arsenal failing to win once again versus a reinvigorated Norwich.
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