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Arsenal v Huddersfield Premier League Preview

Posted on May 12, 2018 by David Nugent

On Sunday, Arsenal pays a fond farewell to veteran boss Arsene Wenger, as the Gunners travel to Huddersfield on the last day of the Premier League season.

The home side heads into the game on the back of consecutive creditable draws at Manchester City and Chelsea that were enough to seal the Terriers top-flight status for next season.

David Wagner’s side has achieved safety by scoring the second fewest goals in the Premier League, having scored just 28 goals this season. The Yorkshire side has also won just once in their last nine league outings, which is terrible form.

A home record of just two wins from their last ten outings is not exactly stellar neither. Town have also failed to score in three of their last league outings at the John Smith’s Stadium.

The home sides struggles in front of goal at home have led to their last four matches on home soil producing under 2.5 goals.

After 22 years in the Arsenal dugout, Wenger finally bows out on Sunday afternoon. The Gunners have once again missed on qualifying for the Champions League after finishing sixth-place in the Premier League.

The biggest talking point of late about Arsenal has been their terrible recent away record, as they have suffered seven defeats on the trot in the top-flight. In fact, the north London outfit has failed to win in their last eight away matches in the top-flight.

Their Premier League form is inconsistent due to that poor record, as the men from north London have won two and lost three of their last five matches in the league. The visitor’s games have at least been high scoring of late in the league, as their last ten matches in the Premier League have produced over 2.5 goals.

Team News

The home side are without Danny Williams and Elias Kachunga due to injury, while Michael Hefele and Tom Ince are also doubts for the Terriers. Laurent Depoitre is expected to lead the line once again ahead of Steve Mounie.

Arsenal are likely to be without Laurent Koscielny, Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla and Mohamed Elneny through injury, while Jack Wilshere is also a fitness doubt. Greek defender Konstantinos Mavropanos will miss out due to suspension.

Betting News

Arsenal are the 3/5 favourites to win this game, while the draw is at odds of 7/2 and the home side are odds of 19/4.

Neither side head into this game in great form. However, this clash offers Arsenal the perfect chance to give their boss a winning exit.

Will Arsenal beat Huddersfield on Sunday afternoon?

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