Norwich City to play with "no fear" against Arsenal

Premier League: Norwich City boss Chris Hughton gunning for Arsenal scalp

Marc Bender
Published 04/12/2013 09:57 by Marc Bender, read by 801 people.

Chris Hughton hopes for a positive mentality from his Norwich City side, as they face Arsenal at the Emirates on Saturday.  

Hughton's side are currently 14th in the Premier league with just six games remaining - starting with an away trip at Arsenal.  

Norwich have already beaten the Gunners at Carrow Road this season winning 1-0, so it'll be an interesting encounter to see if they can gain the double over the north London outfit. 

Hughton told reporters: “I think it’s a time to be positive and look forward to the challenge.

“We have to look at the games we have left, and we have 18 points for fight for. The games will come around fairly quickly, and we’ll go into each one looking to at the opportunity to get maximum points."

“Any result you get at this stage of the season brings a feel-good factor, and there’s no doubt that if we go to the Emirates and get a result, then there would be a feel-good factor that comes from that.” 

Hughton recalled the victory over Arsenal earlier on, and suggested the win was the turning point of his side's season: 

“Probably the turning point for us this season, after a very slow start, was the performance at home against Arsenal, which was a very, very good performance. 

“This game will be a big challenge. Whether it’s at this stage of the season, or at any stage of the season, Norwich going to the Emirates will be going as underdogs. 

“There won’t be one player in the squad who won’t want to be involved in the game. They’re in good form, but we’ve got to compete in every game we play in and give ourselves the best possible chance. 

“That means going, wherever we play, with no fear and going there with an opportunity to get something from the game.” 

Norwich City face a goalkeeping problem with Mark Bunn picking up an injury during last weekends home game against Swansea City, and with John Ruddy still out with his current injury, it will certainly be worrying times for the Canaries.

“The plan for John (Ruddy) is for him to be involved in another Development game on Monday, and then we’ll see how he is from there. 

“Pilkington is of course back, he came back into full training last Monday.”

If Norwich can pull off a surprise victory at the emirates, then they will take a giant step in pulling away from the relegation scrap and can have a slightly more comfortable end of the season. 


DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeFootball Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Most Shared

Social Activity

You are logged into Facebook (Logout)

Social Activity (On/Off):

Most Commented

Most Read