Norwich vs Arsenal LIVE: TV channel, live stream, score – latest as Saka double & Tierney strike puts Gunners in control

ARSENAL are facing Norwich today in their crunch Boxing Day fixture at Carrow Road.

The Gunners headed into the game in fourth place in the Premier League, while Norwich can lift themselves off the foot of the table with a point.

But Arsenal have bossed the first half with goals from Bukayo Saka and Kieran Tierney.

Saka took just six minutes to open the scoring as the Gunners started in blistering fashion, while Tierney added the second a minute before half-time.

  • Kick-off time: 3pm
  • TV/ live stream: This game will not be televised in the UK
  • Norwich XI: Gunn, Aarons, Kabak, Gibson, Williams, Gilmour, McLean, Placheta, Dowell, Sargent, Pukki
  • Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, White, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney, Partey, Xhaka, Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli, Lacazette

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  • Nyle Smith

    Norwich 0-3 Arsenal

    77. The time is slowly fizzling out with Arsenal seeming to have grabbed all three points bar an absolute miracle here this afternoon.

    Dean Smith is continuing to shout words of encouragement out to his players but it's not really doing anything.

  • Nyle Smith

    Norwich 0-3 Arsenal – double sub

    75. Mikel Arteta has taken a leaf out of his opposite numbers book and has made a change himself.

    Thomas Partey needs the rest so he is off in a like-for-like swap for Mohamed Eleneny.

    • Thomas Partey – OFF
    • Mohamed Elneny – ON

    Norwich 0-3 Arsenal – Norwich sub

    72. The Canaries boss has seen enough and has decided to drag Joshua Sargent off who has been terrorised all day by Bukayo Saka.

    • Joshua Sargent – OFF
    • Adam Idah – ON
    • Nyle Smith

      Norwich 0-3 Arsenal

      69. The Canaries had at least three players over on Sakas side to try and shut the England international out.

      But he somehow managed to wriggle free, creating some space for himself before letting off a shot from outside the box and the rest was history.

      That should be that.

    • Nyle Smith

      Goal – Arsenal finally make it three!

      That substitution from Dean Smith didn't matter because Bukayo Saka has scored an absolute Boxing Day beauty!

      When you let the young Englishman cut in on that left foot it is so dangerous so when he did that, his shot was only headed in one direction.

    • Nyle Smith

      Norwich 0-2 Arsenal – Norwich sub

      65. A roll of the dice for Dean Smith.

      Kieran Dowell's fourth Premier League start comes to an end and oncomes the Frenchman Pierre Lees-Melou on his place.

      At least we have one Pierre on the field.

      • Kieran Dowell – OFF
      • Pierre Lees-Melou

      Norwich 0-2 Arsenal

      62. The hosts are finally mustering up some sort of a fight and are really taking it to this Arsenal side.

      It's just their final third passing which is letting the Canaries down.

      NO GOAL! Norwich 0-2 Arsenal

      59. It was quickly chalked off after VAR spotted that Martinelli was offside in the initial build-up.

      Sorry Gooners.

      GOAL! Norwich 0-3 Arsenal – Martinelli makes it three!

      Great switch by Ben White and the composure from Gabriel Martinelli was excellent who with a bit of fortune, has made it three for the Gunners.

      • Nyle Smith

        Norwich 0-2 Arsenal – Check complete – neither given

        57. Billy Gilmour's challenge was unintentional but Alex Lacazette may have gotten away with one there.

        Dean Smith was furious.

      • Nyle Smith

        Norwich 0-2 Arsenal – Double VAR check!

        55. Alexandre Lacazette seemed to have tugged the shirt of Ben Gibson and Billy Gilmour's foot was quite high on Gabriel Martinelli straight after.

      • Nyle Smith

        Norwich 0-2 Arsenal

        53. Noises of jeers are ringing around the stadium as the crowd are beginning to get frustrated with their team.

        However Mikel Arteta is screaming at his boys to not get complacent because 2-0 is a dangerous score-line and the Spaniard knows it.

      • Nyle Smith

        No time for messing around

        Bukayo Saka is bringing out the acrobatic tricks with his side 2-0 to the good but this game is far from over I'm afraid.

      • Nyle Smith

        Norwich 0-2 Arsenal – Check complete – play on

        48. Max Aarons you lucky, lucky boy because it most certainly struck his arm which was away from his body but VAR decided to not go back on the initial decision.

      • Nyle Smith

        Norwich 0-2 Arsenal – VAR checking a handball!

        47. Kieran Tierney fired a shot towards the goal of Angus Gunn which seemed to have struck the hand of Max Aarons.

        But it was one of the difficult scenarios where no Arsenal player contested it so the referee has let play go on.

      • Nyle Smith

        Norwich 0-2 Arsenal

        46. Gabriel got away with on there.

        Teemu Pukki looked to have legally pinched the ball off of the Arsenal defender but the referee thought it was a foul.

      • Nyle Smith

        We’re live again from Norfolk – Norwich 0-2 Arsenal

        No changes to tell you about in the second half but Dean Smith will be hoping that his side can make a change to the scoreline.

      • Nyle Smith

        Rundown of the first half

        Neither side came flying out of the blocks which always looked dangerous for the Canaries because you could sense that it would only be a matter of time before Arsenal start putting some constructive passes together.

        Which is exactly what they did and a little over six minutes on the clock, Bukayo Saka was on hand to make it 1-0.

        The hosts did try and put up a fight but not with their possession play, more with their tackles which got the crowd on their feet.

        But Arsenal's class prevailed when they flicked the switch and decided to keep the crowd quiet by grabbing a second in sensational style.

        Do Norwich have enough quality to turn this around? We will find out shortly.

      • Nyle Smith

        Opening 45 in current numbers

        It was a easy first half for the Gunners who probably woudn't have expected this kind of a game against a relegation fighting team.

        They had more possession, more passes, more shots on goal and ultimately, hit the back of the net twice as much.

      • Nyle Smith

        Half time

        Arsenal are 2-0 up and are on their way to three points.

        Credit: @Arsenal
      • Nyle Smith

        Half time – Norwich 0-2 Arsenal

        Mikel Arteta's men are in cruise control as they go into the interval two goals to the good against a Norwich side who have showed why they are bottom of the league.

        It has not been a good display by the Canaries at all.

      • Nyle Smith

        Norwich 0-2 Arsenal

        45+1. It really was an outstanding goal from the visitors who with a few passes from right to left, have left Norwich with a mountain to climb.

        Dean Smith has a lot to think about at half-time.

      • Nyle Smith

        Two minutes of additional time

      • Nyle Smith

        Goal! – Norwich 2-0 Arsenal

        What beautiful team play from the Gunners and what a fantastic finish from Kieran Tierney just as things were beginning to heat up.

        Arsenal did well to weather this last five minute storm but that second goal has just calmed everybody down in the stadium a bit including the Canaries fans.

      • Nyle Smith

        Norwich 0-1 Arsenal – Placheta yellow!

        40. This time it was Przemyslaw Placheta who has gone into the book following a hard but fair challenge from Ben White.

        The tempo has definitely risen here at Carrow Road.

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