Huddersfield Town will host North London side Arsenal this weekend as Jan Siewert’s side faces Unai Emery’s team at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday 9 February 2019; 3pm kick-off.
Three points will be the goal for Jan Siewert as he hosts the side currently sitting sixth in the league – aiming to collect his first victory as Head Coach.
Arsenal faced defeat in their last fixture, a 3-1 defeat to reigning champions Manchester City. That result means that the Gunners’ last win away from home in the Premier League came at the end of November.
Emery took the reigns as Head Coach of Arsenal in July 2018, after achieving success across the continent in roles at PSG, Sevilla and Valencia.
When the two sides last meant in December, it took a spectacular bicycle kick from Lucas Torreira late on the game for Arsenal to clinch a 1-0 victory.
Town’s last victory over in January 1971 in Division One as the Terriers ran out 2-1 winners.
ARSENAL LINE-UP AGAINST MANCHESTER CITY (4-4-2):
GK: Bernd Leno
LB: Nacho Monreal
CB: Laurent Koscielny
CB: Shkrodan Mustafi
RB: Stephan Leichtsteiner
LM: Sead Kolašinac
CM: Lucas Torreira
CM: Matteo Guendouzi
RM: Alex Iwobi
ST: Alexandre Lacazette
ST: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
KEY PLAYERS – FPL PREVIEW
LAURENT KOSCIELNY – 6.0
One of Arsenal’s longest standing players in the squad at the moment, Koscielny has been at the Emirates since 2010 after signing from FC Lorient. Now at the age of 33, he remains a stalwart in Arsenal’s defence. Having made 245 appearances for the London side, and 51 games for his native France, he remains dependable, having scored twice in recent weeks against, with a goal against both Chelsea and Man City.
ALEXANDRE LACAZETTE – 4.8
Since signing a five-year-deal from Lyon in the summer of 2017, Lacazette has been prolific for the Gunners, and his recent form exemplifies this, scoring three goals in the last five fixtures. Across his time at Arsenal, he’s netted 23 times in 56 appearances for the Club. He’s also played for France a total of 16 times, scoring three goals in those games.
PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG – 4.5
Joining Arsenal from Dortmund on deadline day of the January transfer window in the 2017/18 season, Aubameyang has hit the ground running for his new side. The Club record signing has since scored 25 times in 38 games for the Gunners. He began the 2018/19 campaign in fantastic form, becoming the first player to reach 10 goals this season, and his forms continued, scoring 15 so far. Playing his international games for Gabon, Aubameyang has 24 goals in 58 games, and was named African Player of the Year in 2015.
TEAM NEWS – ARSENAL
FPL INJURY NEWS – ARSENAL
Héctor Bellerín – Knee Injury – Unknown return date
Rob Holding – Anterior Cruciate Ligament – June 2019
Ainsley Maitland-Niles – Knee Injury – 75% chance of playing
Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Lacking match fitness – 75% chance of playing
Shkodran Mustafi – Head Injury – 75% chance of playing
Sokratis – Ankle Injury – Early March return
Danny Welbeck – Ankle Injury – Unknown return date
Granit Xhaka – Groin Injury – 75% chance of playing
TEAM NEWS – HUDDERSFIELD TOWN
Huddersfield Town Head Coach Jan Siewert will provide the latest update on his team during Thursday’s Press Conference at PPG Canalside.
FPL INJURY NEWS – HUDDERSFIELD TOWN
Jonathan Hogg – Back Injury – 75% chance of playing
Isaac Mbenza – Calf Injury – 75% chance of playing
Abdelhamid Sabiri – Lack of match fitness – 50% chance of playing
Danny Williams – Knee injury – Late February
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