Huddersfield Town vs. Arsenal - Football Match Report

Arnold Nichols
February 12, 2019

Arsenal manager Unai Emery says his side will fight hard to reach the Top Four, but insists it won't be easy to succeed.

At the heart of the problem is their defensive record - Arsenal remain the only Premier League team without an away clean sheet.

The win moved Arsenal to within one point of fourth-placed Manchester United (51 points), even though Chelsea could regain fourth spot with a draw or win over champions Manchester City in their late match yesterday.

Arsenal have announced their team and substitutes to take on struggling Huddersfield Town at the John Smith's Stadium this afternoon.

When questioned about his sides capability of finishing in the top four, Emery was optimistic.

"Knowing we need to take the regularity at home and away, and today this victory I think can give us confidence and the possibility to continue our target in the Premier League".

The battle for Champions League qualification looks set to go to the wire, with a single point splitting United in fourth and Arsenal in sixth, although Chelsea have a game in hand. After 26 games we are on our way and our motivation is very great and we've brought our target closer.

A Nigerian professional footballer, Alex Iwobi, who plays as a forward for Arsenal, contributed to the sinking of Huddersfield in Saturday's encounter. "I am very happy, we were working very well". Judge us by our work and what the players are doing and this makes me proud.

"It always seems to happen when we are two goals in front, so maybe we are losing a little bit of concentration because we feel too comfortable when the games are coming to the end".

Arsenal play both legs of their Europe League last 32 tie against BATE Borisov before returning to Premier League action when they host Southampton on February 24.

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