Arsenal Confirmed lineup vs Huddersfield: Torreira, Guendouzi start; Suarez on the bench

Heather Diaz
February 11, 2019

The Gunners were on course for their maiden Premier League shutout on the road this campaign until Sead Kolašinac turned the ball into his own net via Adama Diakhaby's effort three minutes into injury time.

The Armenian worldwide was at the heart of the action as first-half goals from Alex Iwobi and Alex Lacazette sealed an important away victory.

Following victory over Huddersfield Town, Arsenal boss Unai Emery spoke of his side's chances of finishing in the top four and qualifying for the UEFA Champions League.

Saturday's win was the first for Arsenal away from home in five games and they would be glad to have gotten the crucial three points even though they are still sixth on the log. "He has a very good physical condition", Emery said after Saturday's match.

Victory moves Arsenal a point behind fourth-placed Manchester United in the congested race for UEFA Champions League qualification, with Chelsea going to Manchester City on Sunday afternoon (Monday morning AEDT).

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Arsenal have won the joint most points in the final 10 minutes of matches this season, but relying heavily on second-half turnarounds and late shows could only go on for so long.

Unai Emery has defended Arsenal start Alex Iwobi from criticism but says what the 22-year-old must improve on (via The Mirror). "It is my personality (why he was so animated), if in one moment I think it is negative, I would not do it".

"Defensively they are one of the worst sides I've ever seen in the top six of the Premier League", former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson said.

Arsenal now have back to back Europa League matches against BATE Borisov before Premier League action returns in two weeks.

We played against Arsenal, one of the top teams in the table and we had many chances.

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