It has been reported that Norwich City manager Alex Neil has rated Arsenal as the hardest team to stop in the Premier League.
As the Canaries prepare for the visit of Arsene Wenger’s Gunners on Sunday, Neil believes his players will have a tough task in keeping quiet the visiting attack which boasts the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud.
“Arsenal will want to put points on the board,” said Neil.
“They have had a good season and are the hardest attacking team to stop.”
The Norwich boss added: “We will be regarded as one of the smaller teams in the league. But even when so-called bigger teams come to our place, they have been happy to sit behind the ball, soak up pressure and hit you on the counter attack and that sort of surprised me.
“You would have thought that some of them would have come here and tried to impose themselves, go toe-to-toe but that has not been the case and has been quite surprising.
“Teams have got themselves into a method of counter-attacking on a regular basis and so stick to their principles, regardless of who they are playing against.
“So that is something new for us, coming up against sort of the bigger teams, with them being happy to surrender the ball and it’s how you make best use of that.”