Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Huddersfield v Arsenal

Ross Houston
February 11, 2019

A 2-1 victory over Huddersfield Town at the weekend has brought the Gunners to within a point of fourth-placed Manchester United and level on points with Chelsea, who have a game in hand. But Emery has the target in his sights.

The result kept the Gunners in the thick of the chase for a top-four finish and Champions League football although questions remain about their defensive frailty.

"We knew we had the quality to win today, it's about us and we did that".

After losing their first two league games to champions Manchester City and Chelsea, Unai Emery's reign as Arsenal manager went smoothly and they did not taste defeat again until Dec 16 - a run of 22 matches unbeaten in all competitions.

"I think this season we have conceded goals too easily".

"Every player worked very well and the last action, unfortunately for us they scored and also maybe they deserved it".

The win moves Arsenal back within a point of the top four for 24 hours at least, with Chelsea visiting Manchester City on Renault Super Sunday.

"The most important thing is that I come in, in a very hard situation".

Adama Diakhaby had two good chances to get Huddersfield - who had drawn once and lost 11 of their previous 12 league games - back into the match, but failed to really test Bernd Leno in the Arsenal goal. Judge us by our work and what the players are doing and this makes me proud.

His goal not only ended Arsenal's dismal winless away record, which saw the North London side claim their first away win in the league since November but saw Iwobi win praise from Gunners legend Ian Wright.

And they certainly tried, and in fact had more possession over the 90 minutes at 55%, and the sad truth is that that they were let down by the lack of finishing and confidence in front of goal.

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