London (dpa) – Two days after separating from coach Unai Emery, Arsenal FC have also failed to win the first match under coach Freddie Ljungberg. The Gunners came with the promoted Norwich City not over a 2: 2 (1: 2) addition.
In Carrow Road, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the penalty for the Londoners (29th minute) and a corner from Mesut Ozil (57th). Norwich had previously taken the lead twice by former Schalke teemo Pukki (21) and Todd Cantwell (45 + 2).
The teams showed on Matchday 13 a fun, offensively led game with many chances on both sides. Before the ex-Dortmunder Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sank the penalty due to a handball by Christoph Zimmermann to compensate, Norwich-Towart Tim Krul had parried a shot of the Gabonese. Because some Norwich pros had run into the penalty area too early, however, the hand penalty was repeated after video evidence. In the turbulent final phase, the teams fought openly, but it remained in a just draw.
In the Premier League table, Arsenal are knocked out of eighth place and seven points behind fourth place qualifying for the Champions League. The draw in Norwich was already the eighth competitive game without a win for the Londoners, in which the German former international and former Gunners defender Per Mertesacker sat for the first time as an assistant coach on the bench. Norwich City is penultimate with 11 points.