Norwich City vs.  Arsenal - Game Report - December 26, 2021

(EFE) – Arsenal won an impressive 5-0 win at Carrow Road against Norwich, which places it in the UEFA Champions League zone in a Premier League that this Sunday played on Boxing Day, on its nineteenth day.

Mikel Arteta’s team capitalized on the inspiration of the Norwegian Martin Odegaard, the former Real Madrid player, who imposed the right rhythm to the clash, especially in the first half, and the languor of his adversary, bottom of the standings.

Six minutes later the London team took the lead when Bukayo Saka took advantage of a great pass from Odegaard to beat Angus Gunn. On the brink of halftime, the Norwegian midfielder assisted Kieran Tierney who scored the second.

It did not change the landscape afterwards. The Norwich, last in the table, lacked reaction capacity. It was Saka who scored again. He made the third after receiving a ball from Alexander Lacazzette who signed the fourth, from a penalty, for a foul inside the box by Ozan Kabak.

In added time, Arsenal rounded out their fourth win in a row through Emile Smith Rowe who took advantage of a loose ball inside the area to beat Gunn for the fifth time. It was somewhat suspenseful, until it was validated by the VAR.

Arsenal reflected their improvement with a win that places them in fourth place in the standings, six points ahead of Tottenham, fifth, and three points ahead of third, Chelsea.