Arsenal got back to winning ways away from home as goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Alex Iwobi secured a 2-1 victory against Huddersfield Town on Saturday.
It was the first time the Gunners have picked up three points away from the Emirates since November 25, while the Terriers have now lost seven Premier League home matches on the bounce.
Arsenal made the break-through early in the first half as Alex Iwobi's deflected volley wrong-footed Ben Hamer in the 16th minute.
Huddersfield barely threatened the Gunners, but had a case for a penalty when Laurent Koscielny appeared to block Jason Puncheon's effort with his hand, only for referee Jonathan Moss to wave away the protests.
Unai Emery's side worked the ball well down the right before Ainsley Maitland-Niles played a low cross to the far post for Alexandre Lacazette to tap home his 12th goal of the season.
Huddersfield mounted a spirited fightback in the second half and should have scored twice, with Adama Diakhaby and Erik Durm both missing good chances to pull one back.
Arsenal could have also added to their tally, Iwobi shooting straight at Hamer when one-on-one. Huddersfield did at least end their nine-hour wait for a league goal when Kolasinac diverted home Diahkaby's effort at goal in stoppage time.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery said, "Good victory and good work; today I think our work was very good.
"We didn't win away from home in a long time and we are closer to the top four.
"A clean sheet is another thing we want before every match but we spoke about a lot of things about the match and the win is the first thing, we just had to score one goal more than them.
"The attitude is great from everybody."
Victory moved Arsenal level on points with fifth-placed Chelsea, who face Manchester City on Sunday, while Huddersfield stayed bottom, 13 points from safety, while Huddersfield remain at the bottom of the table, 13 points from safety with 12 games remaining.
Their boss Jan Siewert told BBC, "First of all I am proud. We played against Arsenal, one of the top teams in the table and we had many chances. We tried everything, we gave everything to win the game right until the end. How we created chances made me very proud.
"The most important thing is that I come in, in a very difficult situation. Judge us by our work and what the players are doing and this makes me proud. The supporters' applause makes me proud. I will fight until the end to keep these lads in the Premier League.
"I showed them the way they could play and, in two or three weeks it is a lot to do, but everyone is willing to do it.
"I won't judge about these (the referee's) decisions; it is our work the most important thing and it was a tight game, this was Arsenal.
"I have a lot to learn because on the video it is different. Every chat we have I get to learn them better."
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