The stats show that Arsenal were lucky to win at Huddersfield

The stats show that Arsenal were lucky to win at Huddersfield

They caused enough trouble to Arsenal in general play to have Unai Emery roaring and gesticulating frantically from the sidelines for much of the first half.

Alex Iwobi and Alexandre Lacazette struck for Arsenal in the first half, but Huddersfield ended their five-game goal drought with a deserved consolation in stoppage time. Kolasinac's deep left-wing cross found Iwobi and his volleyed finish took a decisive deflection off Terence Kongolo. He could have finished the attack he led in the 39th minute but was denied by Hamer, who saved his shot from 12 yards after Huddersfield had been cut open by his one-two with Maitland-Niles.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan nearly marked his return from seven weeks out with a foot injury with a goal but he could not beat goalkeeper Ben Hamer at the end of a flowing Arsenal move.

What does it mean?

While Iwobi and Lacazette missed opportunities to increase Arsenal's winning margin, Huddersfield also had chances via Adama Diakhaby and Laurent Depoitre.

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The absence of Ozil and Ramsey created a spot for Mkhitaryan and the Armenia worldwide was lively, if understandably a little rusty, on his return to action.

The 22-year-old Iwobi, who was substituted two minutes from time, had a rating of 7.2, completed 61% passes, won four duels and a clearance, en route to equaling his best log of three goals in a single season of the English Premier League.

At the heart of the problem is their defensive record - Arsenal remain the only team in the league without an away clean sheet. "The first target is to score one more goal than the opposition then a clean sheet".

Former Liverpool FC defender Lawrenson is backing Arsenal to ease to a 2-0 win against Huddersfield at John Smith's Stadium this weekend.

Arsenal have struggled on the road this season, with costly defeats and draws away from home seriously denting the Gunners' top four hopes.

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