Norwich City 1-0 Arsenal
Norwich City picked up their first victory of the season as they beat lacklustre Arsenal 1-0 at Carrow Road.
Grant Holt's 19th-minute goal proved decisive as the Gunners produced a limp performance that must leave Arsene Wenger concerned. However, such a result seemed unlikely in the opening stages as a Norwich side devoid of confidence looked set to be routed by a rampant Arsenal. But, as has so often been the case, Arsenal failed to make the most of their possession and, for all their pretty build-up play, they failed to score despite their dominance. The whole tone of the match changed with the goal. Vito Mannone failed to deal properly with Alexander Tettey's long-range shot and Holt was on hand to fire home the rebound. The goal lifted the Canaries who defended resolutely and counter-attacked with menace from that moment on. Despite Santiago Cazorla's promptings, too many of Arsenal's big names failed to shine and their evening was summed up when substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain picked up an injury within 60 seconds of coming on and had to replaced soon after himself. Holt wasted a couple of opportunities to double Norwich's lead while Arsenal failed to open up their hosts' well-organised defence, although Sebastien Bassong had to produce a timely tackle late on to stop Gervinho running on towards goal. The result will lift Norwich's confidence as they look to move clear of the relegation zone but Arsenal's display will leave Wenger with many problems to solve.