December 18 2013 Latest news:
By James Cunliffe
Friday, October 18, 2013
Arsene Wenger believes Norwich City are more dangerous than last season despite their lowly position in the Premier League and has urged his Arsenal side to “switch on” so they don’t lose their place at the summit.
Domestic action resumes tomorrow after the international break with the Gunners top of the pile on goals scored over second placed Liverpool.
In contrast the Canaries have lost four of their opening seven games and sit in the relegation zone.
Yet, Wenger has highlighted the summer acquisition of Ricky van Wolfswinkel and the loan signing of fellow striker Johan Elmander which would suggest they have the firepower to pull themselves out of the mire.
“Norwich are much more dangerous [than last season] because they have Elmander, Van Wolfswinkel and technically they are very good in midfield.
“It is always a potentially dangerous game to play Norwich because they are a team with a good dynamic and are not scared to play. They showed that against Chelsea in the last game.”
That saw Wenger warns his high-flyers against complacency when Chris Hughton brings his Norfolk side to the Emirates Stadium tomorrow.
“At the top level, one of the keys is to switch on and off when it is right,” the Arsenal manager said.
“The quality which is needed after a long break is to switch on again in a very quick, fast and efficient way. That is what is at stake and I am confident we will do that.
“We have learned something in the last 18 months, that the Premier League has changed, that every single game is a potential danger for any team in the league and the recent results in the Premier League have confirmed that.
“Every team who are favourites today are on their toes because they know every game is a potential danger.”