Football
Arsenal vs Huddersfield | Video preview
Author : Ishan Mohan
Date:08-12-2018 04:06:41PM

After drawing the match against Manchester United at Old Trafford, Arsenal will be looking to extend their unbeaten run to 21 games as they host Huddersfield on Saturday.

Unai Emery’s men have not lost since the second game of the season, a 3-2 loss to Chelsea in August. Meanwhile, Huddersfield, who sit in 17th place after back-to-back league defeats, will be aiming to put some distance between themselves and the bottom three.

They are just one point above Southampton, who face relegation rivals Cardiff in Wales on Saturday.

Managers Column

Unai Emery (Arsenal): “We need a high level in our performance to win against them.
“Defensively we are conceding a lot of goals in each match, but the balance at the moment is positive because our attacking players are creating a lot of chances and we are scoring a lot.
“That’s good but we need to take a good balance in the attacking and defensive moments. We have changed to three at the back and sometimes with two or three midfielders. We need to continue improving and looking for the best balance.”

David Wagner (Huddersfield): “It is a task [to beat Arsenal], for sure, but we will prepare to do our best. If you like to have a small percentage of a chance it is important that you believe, and that you trust in what you are capable of.

“We have to be brave. We had to try and play football in our way, and we will try and pull them down on our level. They are a very strong side, this is why they have this record, and they have improved game by game and week by week.

“They play with high intensity, with a good transition and good speed and they are very fluid – everybody works defensively as well.”

Team news

After an impressive run, sadly for Rob Holding, he will be sidelined for nine months after injuring his knee in Arsenal’s midweek draw against Manchester United.


Midfielder, Aaron Ramsey is a doubt after injuring his ankle against Manchester United in the first half and Mesut Ozil (back) is unlikely to feature once again, but Granit Xhaka is available following suspension.

Defender Laurent Koscielny (Achilles) is nearing a return, while Nacho Monreal (hamstring), Konstantinos Mavropanos (groin) and Danny Welbeck (ankle) remain sidelined.

Huddersfield will be without suspended pair Steve Mounie and Philip Billing. Midfielder Abdelhamid Sabiri will be sidelined for up to eight weeks after breaking a collarbone, but left-back Chris Lowe could feature after recovering from a shoulder injury.

Predicted line-ups

Arsenal: Leno; Bellerin, Mustafi, Sokratis, Kolasinac; Torreira, Xhaka; Iwobi, Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang; Lacazette.

Huddersfield: Lossl; Jorgensen, Schindler, Kongolo; Hadergjonaj, Mooy, Hogg, Williams, Durm; Pritchard; Depoitre.