Stat Attack: Arsenal v Norwich City
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Robert Snodgrass was praised last weekend for staying on his feet and trying hard to deliver a killer ball rather than attempt to win a penalty.
It is that honest work ethic that has seen him become by far Norwich City's most dangerous attacker this season, and surely the man most likely to test the Gunners this weekend. He has amassed 126 crosses this season, double that of his nearest team-mate Anthony Pilkington, as well as five assists.
Remarkably the Scottish midfielder has also attempted more tackles than any other Canaries player with 115, being successful 57.4 per cent of the time, showcasing his commitment to the cause and willingness to track back.
Norwich fans will have been excited to read about John Ruddy's possible return after injury. The big stopper had made 74 saves before injury sidelined him back in November, an average of one save every 16.5 minutes.
Santi Cazorla is not only Arsenal's most efficient passer of the ball, he's also their most consistent threat on goal. He sits joint third on the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index for shots on target this season with 66, a full 21 more than his nearest squad rival Theo Walcott. To illustrate his attacking influence this season, the only midfielder in the league who has been regularly testing opposition keepers more than Cazorla is the potential PFA Player of the Year Gareth Bale, of Tottenham, with 82 on-target attempts.