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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is challenged by West Brom defender Billy Jones in their English Premier League game, October 6Reuters

Take it one game at a time, they always say. But if Arsenal want to continue this good run and maintain their push at the top of the table in the English Premier League, what should their target be? Probably, staying top at the next international break in November.

The first challenge towards that target begins at the Emirates on Saturday against Norwich City.

Arsenal have been in stunning form this season, with the addition of Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey's form making them unplayable on occasion. Against West Brom in their last Premier League game, they were seriously put to the test, when they conceded the opening goal in a game for the first time this season.

That match could have really gone either way, but in the end Arsenal showed the resolve to at least pick up a point at the Hawthorns.

The fight and determination shown since the turn of the year has been quite a revelation for this side, and with Ozil's added quality, that attacking level has just gone up a notch or two.

"Norwich are much more dangerous than last season because they have (Johan) Elmander and (Ricky) Van Wolfswinkel," Arsene Wenger said. "Also they are technically very good in the centre.

"They showed that against Chelsea in the last game and it is always a potentially dangerous game to play Norwich because they are a team with a good dynamic.

"The pressure is on us is to be 100 per cent focused, to get the win and to start strong again. Every team who is 'a favourite' is on their toes these days because they know every game is a potential danger."

However, even with the likes of Wolfswinkel, Gary Hooper and Elmander added in the summer, Chris Hughton's side have struggled to find the back of the net consistently, which has been one of the main reasons why they find themselves third from bottom with just seven points from seven games.

Five goals in seven matches is hardly anything to write home about, and but Hughton will be hoping Saturday, against an Arsenal side that have struggle a little to keep clean sheets, is the day when his strikers finally come to the fore.

Team News: Mesut Ozil is fit for the game, despite suffering a knock on international duty with Germany. Santi Cazorla is also back in training, meaning the possibility of finally seeing the two gifted playmakers play in the same team could be a reality on Saturday.

Bacary Sagna faces a late test on his hamstring, but is expected to return, but Theo Walcott stays ruled out for another two weeks along with long-term victims Yaya Sanogo, Lukas Podolski, Abou Diaby and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Norwich do not have too many problems with only Elliott Bennett definitely ruled out. Anthony Pilkington, though, is a slight doubt.

Key men: Arsenal: Ozil and Cazorla - the dream partnership is finally upon us, although Wenger may decide to keep the Spaniard on the bench as he is not "match-fit" yet.

Norwich: The Norwich back-four will be seriously tested by Arsenal, and the likes of Sebastian Bassong and Michael Turner will have to be at their best if they are to keep anything remotely resembling a clean sheet.

Where to watch

The match is scheduled for a 7.3 p.m. (IST) start with live telecast on Star Sports 2. You can also catch the action live online by clicking the official link HERE.

Expected lineups: Arsenal: Szczesny; Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs; Arteta, Flamini; Ramsey, Ozil, Wilshere; Giroud.

Norwich: Ruddy; Martin, Turner, Bassong, Olsson; Howson, Fer, Johnson; Snodgrass, Wolfswinkel, Pilkington.

Prediction: 3-0 to Arsenal

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