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WAGNER: WE WANT TO TEST OURSELVES

6 December 2018

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David Wagner previewed Huddersfield Town’s Premier League game against Arsenal

- David Wagner ahead of Town’s match against Arsenal
- Head Coach on latest team news
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Huddersfield Town Head Coach David Wagner explained to the press that his players are excited to challenge themselves against one of the best teams in the Premier League.

The Terriers face Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday – a side that sits fifth in the top-flight table.

When speaking to the press, David Wagner explained that Town needs to aim to take points off teams in the top six, whilst urging his players to be brave.

“In every football game you have a small percentage of a chance if you believe and trust in what you are capable of; this is what you have to do.

“We have to be brave, we have to try to play football in our way and we will try to pull them down on our level.

“We will see what happens in this game. We like to challenge and test ourselves against the best and, for sure, Arsenal are one of the best in the Premier League at the minute."

Both Terence Kongolo and Hamid Sabiri came off the pitch against AFC Bournemouth on Tuesday night due to knocks, whilst Philip Billing picked up his fifth booking of the season.

David Wagner provided the latest fitness update of his squad ahead of the game away at Arsenal on Saturday.

“Terence Kongolo is available; he’s back in training. He said some tired legs, was a little bit fatigued, so we took him off 10-15 minutes before the end of the game.

“Hamid (Sabiri) unfortunately has broken his collar bone; he needs surgery, which is probably tomorrow, and he’s out for around eight weeks.

“Everyone else, apart from the two suspensions we have in Steve Mounié and Philip Billing, are in contention for Saturday’s game.”

Town’s strikers are yet to score this season, but David Wagner explained that he and the players will keep providing them with the confidence and belief they need to bag their first goal.

“I will be patient with my strikers. They are aware like we are that we need goals from our strikers, this is the truth, over the season. They have some further games to go to produce these goals, they have chances, create chances, and now it’s all about putting the ball in the net.

“I will still be patient, anything else makes no sense, even if we know we need goals from our strikers as we need goals from the other positions as well. It wasn’t all about our strikers on Tuesday night, we had opportunities from other positions which we didn’t use.

“I think it’s all about continuing your hard work, to further produce situations, clear cut chances and the more you create the more chances you have to score. We are aware about this situation, we will work on it and in the end, we will solve it.”

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