Arsenal thrashed the bottom side Norwich City by 5-0 on the Boxing Day fixture in the Premier League and find themselves six points clear at the fourth spot.
Mikel Arteta’s side started the game brilliantly. And they were already 2-0 up before the interval thanks to the contributions from Bukayo Saka and Kieran Tierney. In the second half, the Gunners intensified their search for more goals and scored three more courtesy of Saka, Alexandre Lacazette and substitute Emile Smith Rowe to come away with all three points against the struggling Canaries.
Following this victory, the north London club is currently in the fourth spot with 35 points in 19 games. They are six points ahead of the fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur who have played three games less than Arteta’s side.
On the other hand, Norwich is at the bottom with 10 points in 18 games and have lost four games in a row in the Premier League. It will be a huge miracle if they can survive in the top-flight at the end of this season.
Norwich City 0-5 Arsenal:
Arsenal has scored more away goals, 9, in their last two games than they have in the first eight, 6, in the Premier League this term. Meanwhile, the Gunners have scored four or more goals in the last two consecutive away games. And this happened for the first time since 2009.
After winning five games in a row in all competitions, Mikel Arteta said in the club’s media that he is looking to improve in every game. And the Spaniards expressed that they still need to improve in plenty of areas. He said:
“We go game by game. We played some really good football, we won the game, we competed really well, but there’s still a lot of things that we have to do much better. The team have a lot of room for improvement and I’m focused on that, maintain the things that we do so well now that giving us results and consistency and try to improve the rest and the results will come.”
The upcoming fixtures for both teams:
Norwich will travel to the capital to encounter Crystal Palace in their next game on Tuesday afternoon and Arsenal will have to wait for their next game as Tuesday’s fixture against Wolverhampton Wanderers has been postponed due to a covid outbreak in Bruno Lage’s side. So, the Gunners will play next Saturday afternoon against Manchester City.