Norwich matchwinner Johnson grateful for Arsenal education

Norwich City matchwinner Bradley Johnson is grateful for his football education at Arsenal. Johnson struck the winner against Stoke City on Saturday.

Norwich City matchwinner Bradley Johnson is grateful for his football education at Arsenal.

Johnson struck the winner against Stoke City on Saturday.

The Hackney-born midfielder was with Arsenal until he was 15, training next to the ­legendary back four of Lee Dixon, Steve Bould, Tony Adams and Nigel Winterburn.

Johnson admitted: “Basically my job is to sit deep and protect the back four. I leave it to the other guys to score the goals.

“I’m not in the box usually for set-pieces and normally just hang around on the edge of the area.

“But the gaffer’s told me to get myself in there and when Snoddy found me with the free-kick all I had to do was guide it in."

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