Norwich City’s visit to Arsenal today, according to Max Aarons, represents an opportunity for the promoted side to put their foot down and commence their Premier League campaign by capitalizing on Mikel Arteta’s team’s pressure.
The bottom two teams, neither of whom has a point on the board, will meet in North London after the international break to try to get back on track.
Aarons shone at right back for England Under-21s in a 2-0 win against Kosovo on Tuesday night, and he was questioned afterwards if the Canaries can take advantage of Arsenal’s shaky confidence.
“With them being at home and not having had the best start to the season,” he continued.
“It’s a significant game for both clubs, and we’ll go in with the expectation of winning three points. At the weekend, we’ll put ourselves to the ultimate test. It’s something I’m really looking forward to.
“Hopefully, now is the time for us to put our foot down and start scoring points in the league.”
Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal was absent from the U21s game due to illness, but new head coach Lee Carsley claimed it was unrelated to Covid, raising hopes that he will be fit enough to play for Arsenal at the weekend.
“Emile had been feeling a little under the weather for a few days,” Carsley explained.
“He stayed with us to see if he felt any better, but we decided it was the appropriate thing to do to send him back to the club rather than jeopardizing him. We’ll always make sure we’re not putting their health or playing with injuries in jeopardy