Arsenal’s season of missed opportunities and endless injuries shows no sign at all of abating as the Gunners spurned another chance to go level at the top of the Premier League standings, being held to a 1-1 draw by Norwich City at Carrow Road. To compound matters for Arsenal, the side suffered three fresh injuries, including one to the irreplaceable Alexis Sanchez, who will probably miss the entire Christmas and New Year programme with what looks like a hamstring strain.
Arsenal made two changes to the side that lost at West Bromwich Albion last weekend with Mathieu Flamini starting in place of the injured Francis Coquelin, while Aaron Ramsey made his first start in a month with Joel Campbell dropping to the bench. Norwich too made some surprise selections, the most noteworthy being Lewis Grabban being named as the lead striker with the player presumably putting his differences with Manager Alex Neil aside to earn his first start since the opening day of the season. Continue reading