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Arsenal v Huddersfield Premier League Preview

Posted on December 07, 2018 by David Nugent

On Saturday afternoon, Arsenal will be confident of continuing their 20-game unbeaten run in all competitions, as the Gunners host struggling Huddersfield at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners continued their recent promising form by recording a 2-2 draw at Manchester United. United may be unconvincing form, but they still have a good record at Old Trafford, so it may be considered a decent result with time.

Arsenal have had a habit of drawing league games of late, though, as the team from north London have drawn four of their last six games in the Premier League.

The Gunners are seven matches unbeaten at the Emirates Stadium in the top-flight, recording five wins in the process. Unai Emery’s side has been prolific on home soil in the Premier League of late, scoring at least twice in ten of their last 13 home games.

However, at the other end of the pitch, the Gunners have kept just two clean sheets in eight games on home soil in the Premier League.

Huddersfield made a poor start to their Premier League campaign and are 17th place in the top-flight table. An improvement in form has ended of late, as the Terriers have suffered consecutive league defeats against Brighton and last time out against Bournemouth.

The visitor’s main problem this season has been scoring goals, as no Premier League team has scored fewer goals than Town’s tally of ten this season.

David Wagner’s team have also struggled for results on their travels in the top-flight, as the Terriers have won just one of their last 12 away games. In fact, they have won just four of their 26 away games in the Premier League.

The Terriers have struggled to keep the opposition out in away games, as they have kept just one clean sheet in their last eight games on travels in the top-flight.

Team News

Arsenal have a number of players likely to miss out due to injury, including Mesut Ozil, Rob Holding, Konstantinos Mavropanos and Danny Welbeck. Nacho Monreal and Aaron Ramsey are also injury doubts, while Laurent Koscielny also lacks match fitness. Alexandre Lacazette will hope to start this one, while Grant Xhaka can play after a one-match ban.

Huddersfield are without both midfielder Philip Billing and striker Steve Mounie due to suspension, while defender Chris Lowe is also a fitness doubt.

Betting News

Arsenal are favourites to record a victory at odds of 2/7, while the draw is odds of 5/1 and the visitors are odds of 11/1.

The Gunners will be confident of pulling off a victory in this clash and should comfortably extend their unbeaten run to 21 games.

Will Arsenal record a victory over Huddersfield?

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