Huddersfield Town are holding out for a hero. With only 11 points from 25 matches, they will need a miracle to stay up. They’ll need to start getting points from fixtures they don’t expect to. A match against Arsenal certainly falls into that category. The Gunners have not been good away from home this season, with four wins in 12 away matches, so there is some hope for the Terriers.
Arsenal are in the thick of another race for the top four. Their loss to Manchester City put them on the outside looking in. If they lose matches against teams like Huddersfield, they will likely stay there. This is a must-win game for Unai Emery’s side, no questions asked. They may not be great away from home, but there are no excuses for anything other than a win in this one.
Huddersfield will be shorthanded for this one, missing the likes of Danny Williams, Issac Mbenza and Abdelhamid Sabiri through injuries, according to Physioroom.com. Along with those three, Chris Lowe, Erik Durm and Jonathan Hogg are all doubts, according to Physioroom.com.
Arsenal are having an injury crisis at the back and will be without Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Rob Holding, Hector Bellerin and Ainsley Maitland-Niles through injury, according to Physioroom.com. They’ll also be without Danny Welbeck, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Granit Xhaka and Shkodran Mustafi are all doubts, according to Physioroom.com.
Huddersfield Town: Aaron Mooy
There’s not a whole lot of hope for Huddersfield going forward. Their 13 goals are eight fewer than anyone else in the league, but Mooy is one of only three Huddersfield players to score multiple times this season. His presence in midfield and his goal threat, however, limited, will be needed for the Terriers to even get a point, much less a win against Arsenal.
Arsenal: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Aubameyang has scored more Premier League goals this season than Huddersfield have. That sums up the reasons there is so little hope for the Terriers in this one, Arsenal’s players can just win on talent. If Aubameyang can get a goal or two, that will likely be enough for the Gunners to take all three points.
Huddersfield have only scored multiple goals once this season, so two goals should be enough for Arsenal to get the win. It’s tough to see the Terriers stopping them from scoring twice, so it should be a win for the Gunners.
Prediction: 2-0 Arsenal