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Norwich wary of Gunners backlash

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Arsenal's midfielder Mesut Ozil (L) celebrates after scoring during a UEFA Champions League match between against Dinamo Zagreb at The Emirates Stadium in London on November 24, 2015. PHOTO/AFP

Arsenal’s midfielder Mesut Ozil (L) celebrates after scoring during a UEFA Champions League match between against Dinamo Zagreb at The Emirates Stadium in London on November 24, 2015. PHOTO/AFP

LONDON, November 28- Premier League newcomers Norwich will be wary of a backlash when they welcome Arsenal to Carrow Road on Sunday in the late kick-off.

The Canaries are in desperate need of a positive result, having won just one game in their last eight league encounters.

That poor run of form has seen Alex Neil’s side drop to 16th in the standings, just three points clear of the relegation zone after picking up only three wins this season.

The fourth-placed Gunners will be determined to get their title charge back on track following a surprise 2-1 defeat to West Brom last time out.

Arsene Wenger’s team were held to a 1-1 draw by north London rivals Tottenham prior to that loss, which halted a run of five successive wins.

In team news, the hosts welcome back captain Russell Martin after he missed the clash with the Blues for personal reasons.

Forward Kyle Lafferty also returns to contention, having recovered from a groin problem, but Alex Tettey (groin) and Matt Jarvis (knee) remain unavailable for selection.

Wenger is expected to include Alexis Sanchez in his starting line-up, despite the Chile forward nursing a tight hamstring.

Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are back in the fold after shaking off their respective hamstring injuries.

But Jack Wilshere (leg), Mikel Arteta, Theo Walcott (both calf), Francis Coquelin, Danny Welbeck and Tomas Rosicky (all knee) all miss out once again.

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