Full-time - 90'
1 - 0
16:30 +00:00, October 20, 2012
Carrow Road, England
You have to say they deserved that. They defended brilliantly after the goal and were always a threat going forward. Arsenal, however, just run out of ideas and could not find any inspiration. They will be disappointed with that performance.
And there goes the final whistle. A fantastic first win of the season for Norwich.
Cazorla is next to blaze an effort well over. Never going to trouble Ruddy.
A chance for Arsenal as Giroud knocks a long ball into the box down to Gnabry but he fails to make a proper connection and it sails over.
Hoolahan can be proud of his performance tonight. A real danger throughout.
Ryan Bennett comes on for Hoolahan.
Norwich have got the ball up the other end now and head towards the corner flag.
Headed away by Morison.
A scramble in the Norwich penalty area but the defence manage to clear it away. Another corner for Arsenal.
Five minutes of injury time.
Morison comes on for Holt.
Gnabry does very well to pick out Gervinho who closes down on goal but Bassong does brilliantly to deny a goal scoring opportunity.
Time is seriously running out for Arsenal now.
Tettey has gone down after a challenge with Giroud.
Ruddy has looked assured all night.
Arteta picks the ball up on the edge of the box and turns and fires the ball towards the bottom corner but Ruddy is once again equal to it.
Arsenal can find no way past the Norwich defence who have been solid tonight.
A Jenkinson delivery is cleared for a throw in.
Gnabry goes down to win the free kick.
Saying that he drags an effort well wide of goal after Giroud completely mis-kicks.
Gnabry making his first league appearance for the club has a chance to make a name for himself.
Gnabry comes on for Ramsey.
Vermaelen heads a Cazorla corner well over.
Norwich are looking very dangerous on the break. And Arsenal's defence is looking all at sea.
Vermaelen gifts the ball to Holt who is given another clear run on goal but instead of laying off the incoming Hoolahan he goes for goal himself only to waste the chance.
Arshavin is doing his best to try to work something for his team. He has a point to prove for himself.
Snodgrass on for Bennett.
Arshavin whips in a dangerous ball that causes Ruddy a problem but it lands wide of the goal.
Gervinho tries to work a move with Arshavin but the Norwich defence are in the way once again.
A dangerous ball whipped in by Pilkington is dealt with just by the Arsenal defence.
Vermaelen gives away a free-kick for a late challenge on Bennett.
Arshavin on for the injured Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Bennett counters with Arsenal lacking players at the back but wastes a good chance by misplacing a pass. Arsenal again with a let-off.
Mertesacker makes a blunder of a challenge on Holt allowing the striker a run on goal. His shot from the edge of the area just sails past the post. A let-off for Arsenal.
Time is starting to tick for the Gunners. They need something and they need it soon.
Cazorla free-kick beats the wall but fails to really trouble Ruddy.
Turner booked for his foul.
Free kick for Arsenal. Giroud brought down by Turner on the edge of the box after a lovely ball from Cazorla.
After being picked out by Cazorla, Gervinho does well to drag the ball across goal into the danger zone but the Norwich defence are there first to deal with it.
Another poor corner from Cazorla fails to beat the first man.
Gervinho wins a corner.
The Ox looks as if he has picked up an injury already. He's limping.
Wenger will be hoping the Ox can add a bit of urgency to this struggling Arsenal side.
Oxlade-Chamberlain comes on for Podolski.
Arsenal have seriously run out of answers at the moment.
Ruddy deals with another overhit Arsenal ball. This time from Cazorla.
Yellow given to Holt for dissent.
An Arteta ball is headed across to Gervinho who fails to get enough power on his own header to trouble Ruddy.
Cazorla does brilliantly to pick out Gervinho in space down the left hand side but the Ivory Coast international gets tackled as he tries to slow down the play and cut inside.
Arsenal are on the back foot.
Johnson soon fires an effort over the bar.
Norwich piling on the pressure. A Holt run is only ended by a last ditch tackle before a Pilkington ball causes all sorts of problems for the Arsenal defence who only just manage to clear it.
Jenkinson tries to force a ball past the Norwich defence but has no luck. Arsenal struggling to unlock the door at the moment.
Another Ramsey ball is overhit and it falls comfortably for Ruddy.
Hoolahan has impressed all night with his passing.
Hoolahan nearly plays in Holt but he overhits it just a little.
Arteta is doing his best to try and get an Arsenal move started.
Yellow for Hoolahan for striking the ball after being ruled offside.
Johnson plays in Hoolahan who is ruled offside. Hoolahan strikes it past Mannone but it will not count.
Ramsey sends a ball into the box but the Norwich defence manage to clear it away.
A chance for Arsenal as Jenkinson gets to the byline and crosses a ball into the box. Ruddy cannot deal with it properly and can only push it towards Giroud who fails with his back to goal to strike it goalbound.
A chance for Holt as a ball gets whipped into the far post but Santos does well to get in his way and deny him from challenging for a header.
Tettey has looked strong in possession.
Arsenal passing it around nicely but not really getting anywhere.
Santos concedes possession far too easily.
Norwich back to ten men behind the ball.
Arsenal restarting with intent camped in Norwich's half.
And we're off.
Grant Holt pounces to give Norwich the lead.
Arsenal will need to improve in the second half if they want to rescue this game.
Arsenal started the brighter before Norwich made the most of a Mannone error to score against the run of play. Since the goal Arsenal have struggled to play their football only creating a few chances. Norwich should have made it two thanks to Turner's header.
Norwich win a late corner in injury time.
Arsenal have struggled to find any real urgency in this match yet. Norwich still look the more dangerous on the counter.
Ruddy is first to a Cazorla corner. An easy catch for him.
Podolski picks out Jenkinson but his ball into the box fails to cause any problems for the Norwich defence.
Holt penalised for a push on Vermaelen.
Ramsey tries to slide a ball through to Giroud but overhits it.
Arsenal seeing a lot less of the ball compared to the opening 15 minutes.
Arteta plays a ball over the top to Podolski but Ruddy sees the danger early and beats him to the ball.
Some last ditch defending for the Gunners averts the danger.
Holt wins a free kick for Norwich. Proving to be a handful tonight.
Cazorla picks out Gervinho at the far post but the striker completely mis-kicks and it goes off for a goal kick.
Cazorla beats a man and wins a free-kick for Arsenal.
Poor defending from the Gunners.
Turner nearly makes it two. A free header from a Pilkington corner goes well wide. Should have scored.
Martin gets forward well down the right and wins a corner.
Surprise, surprise. Gervinho ruled offside.
Giroud with a chance again. Arteta whips in a delivery from out wide with the Frenchman managing to get his head to it. Not enough contact to worry Ruddy.
Giroud battles hard to win a corner.
Arsenal hitting back. After some good work from Gervinho he manages to play in Giroud who fires in an effort but it's saved by Ruddy. Giroud was ruled off side anyway.
It was Hoolahan who played in Holt there. He is proving to be a thorn in Arsenal's side so far.
Worrying times for Arsenal.
Holt is played through on goal and Mannone comes out to try and narrow the angle. Holt fires the ball back across goal. Luckily for Arsenal and Mannone nobody is in the middle to tap it into an empty net.
Cazorla picks out Giroud who then whips in a ball but Ruddy is first to it.
Yellow for Johnson. Late tackle on Cazorla who was too quick for him.
Martin drills in a ball across goal but Mertesacker deals with it.
Norwich growing with confidence after that goal and starting to pass it around nicely.
Giroud heads a Cazorla corner towards goal but it is comfortable for Ruddy.
A goal totally against the run of play then.
Mannone was at fault there. Should have pushed the ball away from danger.
Tettey fires a long-range effort at goal and Mannone can only turn it into the direction of the incoming Holt who fires it into the net from two yards.
GOAL FOR NORWICH. HOLT.
The Frenchman is up again though and the action restarts.
Giroud down clutching his head after a challenge from Turner.
And the exact same thing happens again just moments later.
Johnson overhits a pass for Norwich and the ball runs out for a goal kick.
Arsenal are biding their time while passing it around, waiting for the right gap to open up.
Martin fires an effort across goal for Norwich but nobody is in the middle to get on the end of it.
Ramsey misplaces another pass for Arsenal.
Cazorla with a lovely touch and turn but his ball to Podolski is a little heavy.
Santos gives it away cheaply in his own half but luckily for Arsenal, Norwich fail to capitalise.
Vermaelen tries to pick out Giroud but the Frenchman is cut off by the Norwich defence.
It is all Arsenal possesion-wise at the moment.
Arsenal's full backs both getting forward high up the pitch.
Norwich seemingly happy to put ten men behind the ball.
Jenkinson tries to pick out Gervinho who is unmarked down the right, but the Ivory Coast international is offside.
Some nice intricate passing from Arsenal's midfield trio of Arteta, Ramsey and Cazorla.
Cazorla is trying to pull the strings early on but his pass to Jenkinson is cut out by Pilkington.
Ruddy looked beaten.
Podolski fires a fantastic effort just wide after a nice move down Arsenal's left-hand side.
A decent first few minutes.
Last ditch tackle by Martin to deny Podolski who was just about to pull the trigger after being set up by Gervinho.
Norwich playing with some urgency early on. Hoolahan plays in Pilkington who strikes it from the edge of the area just wide of the post.
Arsenal playing it around nicely until Giroud misplaces a pass.
And we're off at Carrow Road.
We should have a good game ahead of us, with both teams liking to play good football. Norwich are still searching for a first league win though, so it could be tough for them.
The biggest news ahead of today's game is the return of Jack Wilshere to the Arsenal first team squad. Will he get any action tonight?
Arsenal Subs: Martinez, Djourou, Coquelin, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arshavin, Gnabry
Norwich subs: Rudd, Snodgrass, Howson, Jackson, Surman, Morison, Bennett
Arsenal side to face Norwich: Mannone, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Santos, Arteta, Ramsey, Cazorla, Podolski, Gervinho, Giroud
Norwich side to face Arsenal: Ruddy, Martin, Turner, Bassong, Garrido, Bennett, Tettey, Johnson, Pilkington, Hoolahan, Holt