Torreira Out, 3 Changes: Emery Set To Freshen Up Formation vs. Huddersfield


Arsenal have come through three tricky fixtures with 7 points. With an important away win against Bournemouth, demolishing of Tottenham and point at Old Trafford, Arsenal and new boss Unai Emery will be content with recent results.

Now, a must-win fixture. Home to Huddersfield is a game the club cannot afford to droppoints in, especially after narrowly escaping defeat in a home game against Wolves lastmonth.

Even with Rob Holding and, potentially, Aaron Ramsey added to an injury list that already included Mesut Ozil, Arsenal should have no trouble running their unbeaten streak to 21 games when they host Huddersfield says Sascha Paruk from If you’re going to be without a key defender, Huddersfield is the team you want to face. They have scored a league-low 10 goals and just five away points this season. Arsenal have collected 17 of a possible 24 points at the Emirates and have only been held off the score sheet once all year (2-0 vs league-leading Man City). As expected, the Gunners are a massive -375 favorite, while both a Huddersfield win (+1000) and even a draw (+500) are big longshots.

With this being the teams third game in just six days, change are likely, some forced andsome tactical. Lucas Torreira may be rested following a brace of energetic performances against both Tottenham and Manchester United. This could allow for Matteo Guendouzi, who was impressive at Old Trafford, to partner the returning from suspension Granit Xhaka in the heart of midfield.

Aubameyang is likely to move wide, allowing Alexandre Lacazette a start through the middle after the Frenchman had to settle for a place on the bench in the last two games. Ozil’s injury means Alex Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan will have more time to impress, with both players failing to make the most of opportunities in recent weeks. Holding’s injury and the fixture itself means Arsenal are likely to return to four at the back, with Sokratis partnering Mustafi.

Nacho Monreal and Laurent Koscielny are fit again, but this game is likely to come too soon for the duo, who may earn a returning start in the Europa League against Qarabag in midweek.

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