Arsenal may have lost their first 2 Premier League games this season, but since then they have remained unbeaten and are now challenging for a place in the Top Four.
But poor Huddersfield are languishing just one point above the bottom, and have managed just 2 wins and 4 draws from their 15 League games, so let us start by looking at their away games this season…..
At least they have won one game away from home, so they are capable of pulling off a surprise performance but obviously not very often as we can see.
We can contrast that with Arsenal’s home form in this campaign…
But Unai Emery is very aware that we mustn’t get complacent if we are to keep up with the Leaders in the table, and looking at that form that is very unlikely in my eyes. Emery likes to make changes and keep our players on their toes, and today I am expecting to see some forced AND unforced changes, and a different approach to the teams that played the Spuds and Man United.
For starters I think we will be playing with a back four after Rob Holding’s awful injury in midweek, but I think Koscielny may get a short cameo to ease him back into the side when we have a healthy lead. Monreal and Ramsey are both still doubts, and it will be interesting to see if Mesut Ozil has recovered from his backache or not. The way the injuries keep piling up we are going to need all hands on deck in this congested period.
So here is the team I am predicting today….
Bellerin Sokratis Mustafi Kolasinac
Mhkitaryan Iwobi Aubameyang
This is very strong team and I have no doubt that we will finish off an excellent week’s work with a very facile win, I think 4-0 will be about right….