Town travel to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday
- Preview Town’s game against Arsenal
- David Wagner’s side travel to London on Saturday
- Everything you need to know ahead of the game
David Wagner’s side travel to North London on Saturday 8 December 2018 to take on Unai Emery’s Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in a 3pm kick-off.
Huddersfield Town will be hoping to bounce back from successive defeats after losing to both Brighton & Hove Albion and AFC Bournemouth 2-1.
Arsenal currently sit fifth in the Premier League table and come into the game off the back of a 2-2 draw with Manchester United.
Interestingly, the Gunners haven’t led a game this season at half-time but are still 20 games unbeaten in all competitions.
Unai Emery took over from the long-serving Frenchman Arsène Wenger at the conclusion of last season, having formerly managed the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla.
Town fell to a 5-0 defeat at the Emirates last season with Alexandre Lacazette, Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sánchez and Mesut Özil all getting on the scoresheet for the Gunners.
ARSENAL LINE-UP AGAINST MANCHESTER UNITED (3-4-3)
GK: Bernd Leno
DC: Shkodran Mustafi
DC: Sokratis Papastathopoulos
DC: Rob Holding
LWB: Sead Kolasinac
CM: Lucas Torreira
CM: Matteo Guendouzi
RWB: Hector Bellerín
AMC: Aaron Ramsey
AMC: Alex Iwobi
FC: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Key players – FPL Form
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 7.0
The Gabon Captain is the top scorer in the Premier League season with 10 goals. The striker has averaged a goal every 113 minutes and has set up two goals for his teammates. So far this season 56% of his shots have been on target and he comes into this match with three goals in his last three games.
Lucas Torreira – 4.0
The Uruguayan international joined Arsenal in the summer from Sampdoria for an undisclosed fee. The midfielder has started in Arsenal’s last 10 games and scored his first goal of the season in the 4-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur. He also has three assists to his name.
Sead Kolasinac – 3.8
After missing the first 10 games of the season through injury, Kolasinac has returned to the starting XI and made a big impact. The attacking left-back has set-up two goals this season – both coming in the win over AFC Bournemouth.
TEAM NEWS – Arsenal
FPL Injury News:
Aaron Ramsay – Knock – 75% chance of playing
Rob Holding – Knee Injury – 25% chance of playing
Mesut Özil – Back Injury – 75% chance of playing
Laurent Koscielny – Fitness – 75% chance of playing
Nacho Monreal – Hamstring – 75% chance of playing
Konstantinos Mavropanos – Groin Injury – Expected back in 8 December
Danny Welbeck – Ankle Injury – Unknown date of return
TEAM NEWS – Town
In his press conference, David Wagner explained that Terence Kongolo is available after coming off against AFC Bournemouth with fatigue.
Abdelhamid Sabiri came off injured on Tuesday night and it’s been revealed that he has broken his collar bone – he will be out for around eight weeks.
Both Steve Mounié and Philip Billing are both suspended, however Chris Löwe could return to the squad after training all week with the First Team.
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David Wagner’s side will don the yellow and navy alternative kit at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
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