Michael Turner: Norwich City can win at Arsenal
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Norwich City defender Michael Turner insists the Canaries will be going to the Emirates going for victory when the two sides meet on Saturday.
The former Sunderland man acknowledged City will be 'massive underdogs' against Arsene Wenger's side, who are chasing a Champions League place.
But Turner is adamant there is enough belief within the Norwich ranks that they can upset the odds as they desperately search for points in the battle to avoid relegation.
'I don't see why we can't go and win,' he said. 'We've got nothing to lose there really. We are massive underdogs in the game and everyone will probably write us off. We've got to see it as a chance for us to go and express ourselves.'
Chris Hughton's side can take heart from their 1-0 win against Arsenal at Carrow Road earlier this season, which provided the catalyst for the Canaries to embark on a record-breaking 10-match unbeaten run.
Turner was one of the outstanding players on display that day as he put a difficult start to his Carrow Road career firmly behind him. The 29-year-old knows Arsenal represent a formidable task at home but believes the Canaries can take heart from some of their stubborn displays away from home this season.
'We had a great result at home against them but we know going away it's going to be very tough,' he said.
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'They won again against West Brom and they have been winning quite a lot recently.
'It will be a very tough game and we need to perform as we have done in recent away games and hopefully do well.'
Manager Hughton has come in for criticism from some sections of the club's supporters this season for being too negative, particularly away from home. However, Turner believes the Canaries' display against Swansea showed they are able to go on the offensive and hurt other teams.
'We are playing the way we are told to,' he added. 'We play off a good defensive shape and then try to break a little bit.
'I felt we created a few good chances (against Swansea) and we're disappointed we've not won today when we perhaps should have.
'I think we showed we can create chances and we can certainly take that as a positive.'