Arsenal v Huddersfield preview: Gunners looking to extend ho

Arsenal v Huddersfield preview: Gunners looking to extend ho

Postautor: chanoudom » 29 lis 2017, o 06:37

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ทางเข้า sbo Arsene Wenger could be without Mesut Ozil again

Arsenal and Huddersfield meet in the Premier League for the first time on Wednesday night with the hosts hoping to extend their winning run at home.

Arsene Wenger's men have won their last 11 games at the Emirates - their longest run of successive Premier League wins since leaving Highbury. They last won 12 consecutive games at home in 2004.

This will be the first league meeting between the teams since 1972 - a game Arsenal won 1-0 with George Armstrong scoring the winning goal.

Huddersfield have taken a healthy return of 15 points from their first 13 matches but have suffered defeats in five of their last seven games, including a 2-1 reverse at home to Manchester City on Sunday.

We preview Tuesday's Premier League games, including Brighton v Crystal Palace and Leicester v Tottenham

Team news

Arsenal will be hopeful Mesut Ozil overcomes illness to be involved.

The Germany international missed the 1-0 win at Burnley on Sunday but was expected to train on Tuesday in an attempt to be available.

Alex Iwobi (leg) is definitely missing, as is long-term injury absentee Santi Cazorla (ankle) but they are Arsene Wenger's only two sidelined players.

Huddersfield will be without midfielder Rajiv van La Parra who will sit out the first of his three-game suspension following his straight red card after the final whistle in Sunday's defeat against Manchester City.

Long-term absentees Philip Billing (ankle), Michael Hefele (knee) and Jon Gorenc Stanković (Achilles) will also remain sidelined with their respective injuries.

Rajiv van La Parra was sent off after full-time following an altercation with Man City's Leroy Sane

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Arsenal have won six of their last seven league games against Huddersfield (L1), ทางเข้า sbo although this is their first meeting in league competition since January 1972.

Huddersfield have won just one of their last 15 matches against Arsenal in all competitions (W1 D2 L12) - failing to win any of the last eight clashes.

Only two teams have ever won their first ever Premier League game at the Emirates - West Ham in 2006-07 and Hull in 2008-09. The last seven teams on their first top-flight visit to the stadium have lost, by an aggregate scoreline of 2-20.

After winning their first two Premier League games, Huddersfield have only won two of their 11 matches in the competition since (W2 D3 L6).

Arsenal have won 11 Premier League home games in a row; their best run since winning 13 consecutively at Highbury between February and November 2005.

Huddersfield have failed to score in six consecutive away matches in all competitions for just the second time in their history, also failing to score in six in a row between October and December 2002; their current goalless run stands at nine hours and 12 minutes.

Only one newly promoted Premier League side has ever beaten both Arsenal and Manchester United in a season - Peter Reid's Sunderland side achieved this feat in 1996-97, although they were relegated at the end of that season.

Alexis Sanchez has been involved in 17 goals in 18 Premier League games against newly-promoted clubs (13 goals, four assists).

Alexis Sanchez scored the winner for Arsenal against Burnley

Huddersfield's Tom Ince has attempted the most shots (30) without scoring a goal in the Premier League this season.

Merson's prediction

A good result for Arsenal at Burnley, I thought that was a great result to go there, which is a hard place, and dig in and win. And I thought Huddersfield did great against Man City. I am going to go 3-0 to Arsenal as away from home, Huddersfield are a lot different to what they are at home - Bournemouth beat them 4-0 at home.
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