Arsenal recorded a 5-0 victory over Huddersfield Town at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night in the Premier League.
The home side took the lead with the first real attempt on goal after just three minutes. Aaron Ramsey produced a lovely flick put Alexandre Lacazette through on goal and the French striker slide the ball past Jonas Lossl in the Huddersfield goal.
Ramsey was involved in the next attempt on goal on ten minutes. The ball fell kindly to the Wales midfielder on the edge of the area, but he could only put his effort well over the bar.
The Terriers offered their first threat on the Arsenal goal on 23 minutes. Mathias Jorgensen failed to hit the target from a whipped set piece by Chris Lowe. The Gunners were soon back up the other end, though, as Christopher Schindler blocked an effort from Alexis Sanchez.
Lacazette came close to doubling the Gunners lead on 33 minutes, as the Frenchman lofted the ball over Lossl from a tight angle, only for Martin Cranie to clear the effort off the line. The rebound fell to Sead Kolasinac, who could only fire over the bar.
Four minutes later Huddersfield saw a penalty appeal turned down. Steve Mounie went down under a challenge from Shkodran Mustafi in the Gunners area. Town threatened again on 40 minutes, as Mounie looked to be through on goal, only for Koscielny to clear up the danger. Arsenal midfielder Grant Xhaka fired a free-kick over the bar from 25 yards out on 42 minutes.
Arsenal had the first attempt of the second half goal three minutes into the second period, as Mesut Ozil sees an effort from ten yards out miss the target. The visitors looked set to equalise as Quaner went through on goal, only for Petr Cech to save the low effort with his legs.
Cech got slightly lucky on 54 minutes, as Mounie’s effort skimmed off Nacho Monreal and as the ball came back down the experienced ‘keeper parried the ball over the bar for a corner kick.
Just before the hour mark Olivier Giroud went round Lossl and from a tight angle hits the post, before firing wide with the rebound. The Gunners doubled their lead on 68 minutes. A great team move involving Sanchez, Ozil and Giroud resulted in the latter sliding home from Ozil’s cross.
Arsene Wenger’s side made it three just a minute later. Ozil was involved again, as he pulled it back to Sanchez, who fired a powerful effort past Lossl. Ozil turned scorer on 72 minutes, producing a deft finish over Lossl.
Giroud fired well over the bar on 84 minutes from Ozil’s pass. Giroud scored his second goal of the game with just three minutes left on the clock, smashing home from close-range after good play from Kolasinac.
The Frenchman’s last the last of what turned out to be a comfortable night for the Gunners, who remain in fourth place of the Premier League table.
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