The Straits Times
Published on Oct 19, 2012

Arsene Wenger wants Arsenal to put down a marker


NORWICH, United Kingdom (AFP) - Arsene Wenger knows Arsenal must not squander the chance to strengthen their Premier League title challenge when they face struggling Norwich at Carrow Road on Saturday.

Wenger conceded his team had failed a major test when they claimed just one point from back to back meetings with Manchester City and Chelsea, and the Gunners boss was particularly critical of the performance in the home defeat to Roberto Di Matteo's team.

To their credit, Wenger's men responded with victory at West Ham ahead of the international break.

And with Norwich, who lie second bottom, yet to secure three points this season, Arsenal have a good chance to force their way closer to the leading group.