Ray Parlour makes confident Arsenal vs Norwich City prediction

The two sides meet at the Emirates on Saturday, with both in desperate need of all three points.

Ray Parlour has predicted that Arsenal will beat Norwich City this weekend, in comments to Betsafe.

The two sides met at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon, with both needing all three points for contrasting reasons.

The Gunners are keen to secure a win to help them fight off the challenge for the top four from Manchester United, as they scramble to ensure Champions League football next season.

Norwich, on the other hand, need three points as they struggle against relegation, with them currently sitting 18th in the table and level with Sunderland above them.

Parlour though, has backed his former side to come out on topping, adding that it is a game neither side can afford to lose.

“It’s late April, so that means Arsenal are limping their way to a top-four finish after an earlier yet brief flirtation with the title race,” he told Betsafe.

“Nevertheless, two of those wins in their last six have been at home to teams in the bottom half, so Arsene Wenger will surely back his troops to find what could be a pivotal three points against Norwich on Saturday.”

“With Manchester United finding some form and just five points behind Arsenal for the final Champions League spot and Norwich sinking into the bottom three, it’s a game that neither dare lose. However, it’s one you can probably only see Arsenal winning.”

Arsenal must certainly be worried about Manchester United now given how close they are in the league.

Louis van Gaal’s side are just six points away in fifth, with a game in hand and are hitting form just at the right time to make them confident of catching the Gunners.

In contrast, Wenger’s side appear to be stuttering towards the season end and will be hoping they have enough to ensure Champions League football next season again.

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