After victory in the north London derby last weekend, and a good point away at Old Trafford midweek, Arsenal return to the Emirates Stadium looking to stretch their unbeaten run to an astonishing 21 competitive matches (W15, D5). They have already managed to score 50 goals in their 22 games across all competitions this season.
With a scoring record like that, it will not come as a surprise to know that ten of Arsenal’s 15 wins across all competitions have been by a margin of two or more goals. Surprisingly though, the ‘Gunners’ are yet to be leading at half-time in any of their 15 Premier League (PL) matches this season.
Opponents Huddersfield remain a point above the relegation zone as they look for their first victory away at Arsenal since November 1954! After going on a run of three games without defeat, their mini-resurgence was halted with back-to-back defeats against Brighton at home, as well as Bournemouth in their last away outing.
Goals have been at a premium for the ‘Terriers’. They have failed to score more than once in 14 of their 15 league matches this season, and their tally of ten goals scored is the PL’s lowest.
Players to watch: As the division’s top scorer with ten goals, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in scintillating form for Arsenal and he will be looking to build upon the brace he scored in last weekend’s north London derby.
Aaron Mooy showed glimpses of last season’s good form at Wolves two weeks ago, when he scored a winning brace for Huddersfield.
Stat attack: Arsenal have scored 25 of their 34 league goals in the second half.
Arsenal have kept two clean sheets in their last eight home matches.
Only three teams (Southampton, Cardiff and Fulham) have picked up fewer away points than Huddersfield this season (five).
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Referee: Tierney P. (Eng),
Venue: Emirates Stadium (London)