Just about every Arsenal fan was begging Arsene Wenger to give Alexis Sanchez a rest, after he has had a torrid time (and lots of hamstring scares) in the last month or so, even while being overplayed on international duty.
If Arsene Wenger was hoping that Arsenal had used up all our bad luck in the away defeat last week then he was sorely mistaken. The only positive for the Gunners from this week-s away day at a lower Premier League club is that we managed to come back to north London with a point and we had some poor finishing from the home side and a top class save from Petr Cech to thank for that.
Despite the concerns over the fitness of the heavily worked forward Alexis Sanchez, not many Arsenal fans or football observers really expected Arsene Wenger to leave his star man out of the Arsenal starting line up for the away game at Norwich City today and so it is no surprise to see the Chilean´s name on Wenger’s team sheet.
Norwich must be dreading a backlash from the Gunners after our bad luck at the Hawthorns, and having lost 5 of their last six games they must now be getting worried about their chances of surviving in the Premier League after this campaign.
While Arsene Wenger and everyone else connected to Arsenal is hoping to see the sort of performance from the Gunners at Carrow Road this weekend that has become just about par for the course in the Premier League this season, the Norwich manager Alex Neil is clearly hoping that we have another game like the one away to West Brom last weekend.