Preview - Arsenal vs Huddersfield 30 Nov

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Nov 29, 2017, 10:09 PM Last Edit: Nov 29, 2017, 11:59 PM by Bensergi
Arsenal vs Huddersfield

Stretching back to last season, Arsenal have now won 11 EPL home matches in a row. It is their best run of home form since a streak of 13 at their old home Highbury between February and November 2005.

Arsenal can now open up a four-point lead over Tottenham, who lost at Leicester on Tuesday. For Huddersfield, who gave Man City a bit of a fright and fight on Sunday, they will need to up the ante yet again. It will be difficult to withstand Arsenal's wave of attacks.

But history is there to be made. The Terriers can become only the second newly-promoted team in EPL history to beat both Arsenal and Man Utd in the same season.

Alexis Sanchez loves playing against newcomers, having been directly involved in 17 goals in 18 EPL turnouts against them (13 goals, four assists).

Arsenal, who face Man Utd in a crucial showdown later this weekend, will make a late decision on whether Mesut Ozil has recovered after illness kept him out of the victory over Burnley.
Alex Iwobi (dead leg) is a doubt but there are no other new injury concerns.

Huddersfield Town will be without midfielder Rajiv van La Parra following his red card against Man City.

Philip Billing (ankle), Michael Hefele (knee) and Jon Gorenc Stanković (Achilles) are the club's long-term absentees.

Prediction: Arsenal 3-0 Huddersfield

Bensergi

Match Stats:

  • Arsenal 5-0 Huddersfield
  • Shots: 21-7
  • Possession: 70%-30%
  • Corner kicks: 7-2


Arsenal clinched a 12th consecutive Premier League home victory, easing past Huddersfield Town 5-0.

After three minutes Alexandre Lacazette latched on to a neat flick from Aaron Ramsey to fire in his seventh goal of the season.

Petr Cech denied Collin Quaner with fine reaction save before Arsenal struck three times in four second-half minutes.

Olivier Giroud, a half-time replacement for Lacazette, connected with Mesut Ozil's through-ball to double the lead on 68 minutes. Moments later Ozil teed up a neat Alexis Sanchez strike.

Then Ozil was picked out by Ramsey to dink the ball into the back of the net, leaving Giroud to confirm the three points with a late close-range effort.

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