Canaries urged to make the most of Gunners unrest

29 Apr

Norwich boss Alex Neil wants his side to take advantage of the “restless” Arsenal crowd and get a result in north London.

Norwich: Canaries urged to make the most of Gunners unrestNorwich: Canaries urged to make the most of Gunners unrest

The Canaries head to the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League’s bottom three and with both Sunderland and Newcastle in action earlier on Saturday they could be in deeper trouble by the time the game kicks off.

However, Neil feels his side know how to pick up points against the bigger clubs in the division and he hopes Norwich can capitalise on the unrest at Arsenal.

Some sections of the Gunners fan base intend to protest before the match, using the slogan “Time for change. Arsenal is stale, fresh approach needed”, and Neil feels if Norwich can keep their focus on the task in hand they should be able to pick up what could prove to be a vital result in their battle against the drop.

“What you’ve got to bear in mind is that there are four games left,” he told Norwich City TV. “Although people will see this one as being difficult, we’ve actually not done too badly on our travels against the bigger teams.

“They (Arsenal) seem to be a team where at this moment in time, their fans seem a bit restless. I think they’ll manage to secure a place in the top four again, but we’ve just got to focus on us.

“Certainly in the Man United game (a 2-1 Norwich win in December), we went there and carried out a really good gameplan. We’re hoping we can play as well and they won’t lack belief.

“Hopefully we can replicate that, and then we have two home games (against Man Utd and Watford). If we manage to do the business in them, then it gives us a good chance.”


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