Arsenal aiming for 21 unbeaten - But still need to improve…

Arnold Nichols
December 14, 2018

"It was a hard game and Huddersfield played the whole game one against one, so it was hard against them and we knew that before".

At the conclusion of a period in which there were reports of the players partying and inhaling nitrous oxide, such a run of fixtures could have proven more damaging, but Xhaka said: "It was a flawless week for us".

The pint-sized midfielder has also made the most interceptions (22) and the second-most blocks (3), while his goals against Spurs and Huddersfield in the previous two home matches have proven decisive.

Arsenal beat Huddersfield this weekend at the Emirates and Unai Emery's men really had to sweat it out.

Casualties from the game however were rife, with Sokratis, Mustafi and Guendouzi all being booked for diving, earning Arsenal the unwanted record of being the first club to have three players booked for the offence.

Yet seven minutes from time Torreira finally broke Huddersfield's resistance.

Arsenal's mentality and strength was examined as they registered a narrow victory over Huddersfield. We were able to frustrate them with our set-up and limit their offensive strength. He is proving to be crucial for Emery and looks like one of the signings of the season.

Iwobi, who was part of the Super Eagles' World Cup squad in Russian Federation this summer, has made 19 appearances for Arsenal this season, scoring once, giving him a running total of 10 goals in 117 matches.

Torreira has scored two goals and has made two assists in 11 starts and five substitute appearances in the Premier League this term.

"Torreira has quality and his interpretation on the pitch tactically and in attacking and defensive moments, he is very fast in his mind and his ability and he can do very good work in defensive moments and he can get into the box and score".

Asked about Town's upcoming run, Wagner added: "Six weeks ago, we had a similar situation where people were saying: "These are the games you have to collect points".

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