NORWICH (4-2-3-1)RUDDY, WISDOM, BENNETT, BASSONG, OLSSON, O’NEIL, MULUMBU, HOWSON, REDMOND, BRADY,MBOKANIARSENAL (4-2-3-1)GIROUD, GIBBS, OZIL, SANCHEZ, CAZORLA, ARTETA, MONREAL, MERTESACKER, KOSCIELNY, BELLERIN,CECHOn Tuesday Arsenal beat Dinamo Zagreb, of Croatia, 3-0 in the Champions League, meaning they go into their final group game, against Olympiakos in Greece, a fortnight later still with a chance to qualify for the knock-out stages.They return to the Barclays Premier League at Norwich City having squandered the chance last weekend to take top spot. Had they won at West Bromwich Albion the Gunners would have been first; instead they lost and other results saw them drop to fourth place, though just two points off the top.Having drawn with Spurs in their previous game, Arsenal face Norwich hoping to avoid a third league game without a win since May.Norwich have lost five of their last six games, that poor sequence interrupted by the 1-0 win over Swansea in their last home game. In six home games in the league the Canaries have won two and lost three while scoring just seven goals but conceding only eight.Arsenal have lost just two of 14 games against Norwich. Their first ever game in the Premier League, in August 1992, was against Norwich, at the old Highbury – and the Canaries won 4-2.But the Gunners have won the last three while Norwich last beat the Gunners at Carrow Road in October 2012.
Martin Demichelis 1 Martin Demichelis has signed a one-year contract extension with Manchester City.The Argentine defender’s previous deal was due to expire in the summer but he is now tied to the club until the end of the 2015/16 season.Demichelis, 34, endured a difficult start to his City career after joining from Atletico Madrid in September 2013, but has gone on to become a key member of the squad.He played a big role in the club’s Premier League title triumph last season and has been a regular in the centre of defence this term, making 30 appearances in all competitions.“I want to say that I am really proud and happy to have extended my contract for another year,” he told City’s official website.“Manchester City is a club with a lot of ambition. We want to grow every year. When you get to hold a trophy, it’s the best feeling for any player.“I want to say that I will fight for this club and for my teammates until the end of my contract. I will fight to try and win titles.”