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After 1,235 matches as Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger ends his tenure with the Gunners. He signs off with a victory as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's strike decided the contest this afternoon. The Frenchman can look back at his time with the club with pride as he heads off into the sunset. Whoever replaces him in the dugout will have a huge challenge ahead of them, starting next season. Huddersfield were decent in their final outing of the term, although they lacked the clinical edge to get a positive result out of the contest. The key objective for the Terriers over the summer will be to retain the services of David Wagner as they aim to build on their survival.
FULL-TIME: HUDDERSFIELD 0-1 ARSENAL
90' + 4' The referee ends the contest.
M. Jørgensen
Yellow Card
90' + 3' Jorgensen goes into the book for a melee after the incident.
90' + 3' SAVE! Schindler latches on to Mooy's delivery from the left and guides a header towards the bottom corner. Ospina makes the save on the line, but he cannot hold the ball. However, he just manages to grasp it at the second attempt ahead of Jorgensen.
90' + 2' Lowe is brought down by Maitland-Niles on the left flank. Huddersfield will have one final chance to lift the ball into the box.
90' + 1' Billing latches on to the ball on the edge of the box and fires a volley at goal, only to lift his effort well over the bar.
90' There will be three minutes of added time.
88' OFF THE BAR! Mooy comes within inches of a leveller. The Australian latches on to Hadergjonaj's knockdown and pulls the trigger from the right inside channel. Ospina was rooted to the spot, but the ball clattered off the bar and bounced over.
D. Whitehead
J. Hogg
87' Whitehead makes his final career appearance, replacing Hogg for the home side.
84' Will Arsenal rue those missed opportunities in ther attempt to kill off the game?
82' WIDE! Xhaka lines up a strike from the edge of the box and he powers his effort towards goal, but it sails narrowly wide of the post.
81' SAVE! Welbeck collects a loose ball and breaks away from Jorgensen. He only has Lossl to beat to hit the back of the net, but the Huddersfield keeper denies the striker with his legs.
80' CHANCE! Lacazette surges into the right inside channel and has space to shoot at goal. He goes for a delicate chip over the advancing Lossl, but the keeper makes a comfortable save.
P. Billing
S. Mounié
79' Mounie make way for Billing.
78' Pritchard swings a cross into the box from the right and it forces Bellerin into covering action to head away. Maitland-Niles attempts to complete the clearance, although he hammers the ball behind for a corner.
77' Welbeck surges down the left inside channel and forces a low cross into the middle. Schindler is well placed and clears his lines with authority.
76' Xhaka takes a chance at the back as Pritchard applies pressure. He just gets his offload away to Mustafi in time before the midfielder gets a foot in.
75' Xhaka threads a pass through to Ramsey in the box and he tries to get the better of Jorgensen, but the defender holds firm to clear the danger.
74' The Gunners need to find a way of relieving the pressure on their backline. They've been on the defensive for the majority of the second half.
A. Maitland-Niles
A. Iwobi
72' Maitland-Niles enters the action to replace Iwobi.
71' Pritchard cuts in fron the left flank and lifts a cross to the back post. Mounie rises in the box, but he can only head the ball wide of the target.
Nacho Monreal
S. Kolašinac
68' Kolasinac make way for Monreal.
D. Welbeck
P. Aubameyang
67' Welbeck replaces Aubameyang for the visitors.
66' Hadergjonaj floats a delivery into the middle and Depoitre rises to head at goal. Ospina comes bravely off his line to gather, but takes a knock in the process. He requires treatment again before we can continue.
64' Holding tries to make an interception on the half-way line, but misses the ball. Mounie breaks in behind, but Xhaka is there to stop his progress with a sliding challenge.
63' Huddersfield have been the better side in the second half, but have not managed to create the clear-cut opening needed to get back into the game.
61' BLOCK! Arsenal clear the resulting corner to the edge of the box, but Hogg collects and drives at goal. It takes a couple of deflections and fortunately for the Gunners drifts wide of the post.
L. Depoitre
T. Ince
61' Ince makes way for Depoitre.
60' SAVE! Ince surges down the left inside channel and forces the ball towards the bottom corner with a low strike, but Ospina gets down to turn his effort past the post.
58' Ramsey releases Kolasinac down the left flank and the full-back forces a low ball across the face of goal, but Schindler is well placed to clear the danger.
56' OVER! Space opens up for Pritchard to have a crack at goal from distance, but he can only blast his effort harmlessly over the bar.
55' Ospina is down and looking in discomfort inside his six-yard box. He requires treatment before we continue.
54' BLOCK! Huddersfield put the pressure on the Gunners from a corner, although the visitors clear the danger as far as the edge of the box. Hadergjonaj goes for the blast and connects well, but Iwobi is well placed to make the block.
52' Hadergjonaj floats a delivery into the box from the right and Mounie tries to make contact with an overhead kick. However, he fails to make contact as Mustafi heads away from danger.
50' Ramsey robs Schindler and surges forward before releasing Aubameyang in the left inside channel. The forward tries to place a cross towards the near post, but he puts the ball straight into the hands of Lossl.
48' Holding loses out to Mounie and the forward breaks into the box. However, he cannot shoot or find an offload, allowing the Gunners to get back and quell the danger.
46' We're back underway at the John Smith's Stadium.
Arsenal are half way there to sending Arsene Wenger off with a win in his final game. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang notched his 10th goal since joining the Gunners in January with a sliding finish at the back post to convert Aaron Ramsey's cross. Huddersfield missed early opportunities as Steve Mounie headed straight at David Ospina, while Thomas Ince fired over the bar. However, the visitors gradually took control of the contest and deserved to be ahead at the interval.
HALF-TIME: HUDDERSFIELD 0-1 ARSENAL
45' + 1' The referee ends the first half.
45' There will be one minute of added time.
44' A long ball forward puts Ospina in no-man's land. He rushes off his line and just manages to make the clearance ahead of Mounie.
43' Ramsey makes another late run into the final third and Lacazette attempts to release him beyond the Huddersfield backline, only to be denied by a solid interception from Schindler.
41' Arsenal were struggling in the early stages of the game, but they've grown in confidence and are looking a potent threat in the final third.
39' Huddersfield try to it back immediately as Mooy swings a cross into the box from a free-kick, but the visitors are able to clear their lines.
A. Ramsey
Assist
38' Ramsey makes a late run and then picks out Aubameyang at the back post with a low cross.
P. Aubameyang
Goal
38' GOALLLLLLLL!!! AUBAMEYANG FINDS THE NET!! The Gunners open up the Huddersfield defence with a neat move and Aubameyang is there to convert a low cross from Ramsey at the back post. The Welshman made a late run to latch on to Lacazette's pass and his pinpoint cross was met on the slide by the Gabonese, who continued his fine run of form.
35' Mkhitaryan sends the corner into the box, but his delivery is straight down the throat of Lossl.
34' Kolasinac breaks down the left flank and attempts to get the better of Hadergjonaj, but he's forced to settle for a corner only.
32' Arsenal are just starting to edge the contest. They're seeing a lot more of the ball in the Huddersfield half.
30' WIDE! Mkhitaryan collects Lacazette's cutback and he goes for the drive from the edge of the box. However, his effort is deflected wide of the target by Jorgensen.
29' Aubemeyang attempts to surge down the left flank, but he cannot keep himself onside from Ramsey's throughball.
27' CHANCE! Kolasinac should put Arsenal ahead as he latches on to the corner at the back post and is unmarked. However, he places his effort just wide of the post.
26' Bellerin chases down a lost cause down the right flank and wins a corner for his team as he forced Lowe to send the ball behind.
25' Iwobi surges into the final third and tries to release Lacazette, but Lowe gets across to make the interception.
23' The entire ground rises to for show their appreciation for Wenger. He gets to his feet to show his thanks to both sets of supporters.
21' Arsenal are struggling to find a rhythm in their passing game to put the home side under pressure. The Terriers have created the best openings thus far.
19' BLOCK! Mkhitaryan takes the free-kick, but he smashes his effort into the wall and the ball travels behind for a goal-kick.
18' Jorgensen impedes the progress of Kolasinac on the edge of the box and the referee awards a free-kick to the Gunners in an extremely threatening position.
17' Ramsey leads a counter for the Gunners and has Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan in support, only to fail to complete his offload, which allows the Terriers to clear the danger.
16' Pritchard breaks forward and releases the run of Mounie down the right. He looks to cross the ball into the middle, but Kolasinac makes the block.
14' WIDE! Pritchard clips the ball forward into the path of Ince on the edge of the box. He goes for a strike from a difficult angle, placing his effort narrowly wide of the post.
12' Mounie collects in space on the left flank and breaks forward into the box. He tries to create room for a strike, but gets crowded out before he can pull the trigger.
11' MISS! Ince fails to hit the target from close range. Pritchard breaks into the right inside channel to latch on to a long ball forward. He reverses an offload into the path of Ince. He strikes on his left foot under pressure, only to hammer his effort over the bar.
9' Mustafi takes a blow to the face as he jostles with Mounie following a long ball forward from Jorgensen.
7' Huddersfield are seeing a lot of the ball in the early stages and are taking the game to the Gunners.
5' BLOCK! Kongolo wins header from a corner from the right. It bounces around the six-yard box, but Holding is in the right place at the right time to block Schindler's blast, allowing Ospina to gather the rebound.
4' Iwobi tees up Ramsey for a strike from distance and the Welshman gets a decent connection on his strike, but Lossl gets down to make the stop.
3' SAVE! Hadergjonaj sends a threatening delivery in from the right flank. Mounie rises in the box to head at goal, but his headed effort is saved low down by Ospina.
2' A blue balloon is thrown on to the pitch and is quickly dispatched by Holding with a firm boot. It truly is the final day of the season.
1' We're underway at the John Smith's Stadium.
STAT! Arsenal have won only three away Premier League games this season. They last won as few as four away league games in a top-flight season in 1989-90 (four), while the last time they won fewer than four was 1975-76 (two).
FLASHBACK! Arsenal hammered Huddersfield 5-0 in the clash between the two sides at the Emirates Stadium in November. Olivier Giroud scored a brace, while Mesut Ozil, Lacazette and Alexis Sanchez were also on the scoresheet.
STAT! Arsenal are unbeaten in their last nine meetings with Huddersfield in all competitions (winning seven, drawing 2), winning their last game in Huddersfield 5-0 in a League Cup match in 1993.
STAT! This will be Arsene Wenger’s 828th and final Premier League match in charge of Arsenal. The John Smith’s Stadium will be the 54th different ground at which he’s managed in the competition, with three of the six grounds he’s failed to win at in the competition being based in Yorkshire (Bramall Lane, Hillsborough and Valley Parade).
Wagner brings four players back into the fold this afternoon. Ince returns from injury to start, while Hadergjonaj, Pritchard and Mounie come into the side from the 1-1 draw against Chelsea. Whitehead, who retires after today, starts on the bench.
Wenger has made four changes to his side that was beaten during the week by Leicester. Ospina comes into the side between the sticks, while Bellerin, Mustafi and Lacazette all get the nod to start. 
Arsenal subs: Per Mertesacker, Nacho Monreal, Danny Welbeck, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Matt Macey, Eddie Nketiah, Joe Willock.
ARSENAL (4-3-3): David Ospina; Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding, Shkodran Mustafi, Sead Kolasinac; Alex Iwobi, Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey; Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Huddersfield subs: Tommy Smith, Philip Billing, Dean Whitehead, Abdelhamid Sabiri, Joel Coleman, Laurent Depoitre, Jon Gorenc Stankovic.
HUDDERSFIELD (5-3-2): Jonas Lossl; Florent Hadergjonaj, Mathias Jorgensen, Christopher Schindler, Terence Kongolo, Chris Lowe; Aaron Mooy, Jonathan Hogg, Thomas Ince; Steven Mounie, Alex Pritchard.
Let's have a look at Wenger's final team selection as Arsenal manager, although we'll begin with the home side.
One item that Wenger will be keen to put to bed will be Arsenal's form on the road since the start of 2018. They've failed to take a point on their travels since the turn of the year, losing seven matches on the spin. The Frenchman will be eager to eradicate the record before he heads into the sunset.
Jonas Lossl made a brilliant save to deny Andreas Christensen late in the game, while there were numbers defenders putting their bodies on the line to ensure that the Terriers got their point. David Wagner's men can now relax this afternoon and play with freedom, knowing that they will have secured back-to-back seasons in the Premier League.
Huddersfield could have been under pressure coming into today's fixture, but they managed to achieve their survival with back-to-back heroic draws against Manchester City and Chelsea on the road. Their performance at Stamford Bridge was a fine rearguard action as the Blues threw everything at them in the closing stages of the contest.
It has all come to a head this term following the club's fifth-place finish in the Premier League last term, missing out on the Champions League for the first time in 19 seasons. There was hope that Wenger's game could be the Europa League final where Arsenal could play for a Champions League place. However, their defeat to Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals has ended that prospect so Wenger will sign off this afternoon in Huddersfield. As we all expected...
Wenger played an integral part in the Gunners' move away from Highbury and into the Emirates Stadium, which restricted his budget at times. As a result, he lost key members of his team as Thierry Henry, Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie all left the club at their peaks. Arsenal lost their ability to compete at the top, with numerous failed title bids and premature exits in the Champions League.
Wenger came extremely close to success on the continent when Arsenal reached the final of the Champions League in 2006 where they faced Barcelona. The odds were stacked against them after Jens Lehmann was dismissed in the 18th minute. However, Sol Campbell put the Gunners ahead before half-time. They held out until Samuel Eto'o levelled the scores 14 minutes from time before Juliano Belletti fired home a winner for the Catalan club in the 86th minute, denying Arsenal the crown.
None more so than the 'Invincibles' campaign of the 2003-04 season. That squad remains the only side to have remained unbeaten in Premier League history on their way to winning the title. It could be a record that stands for a very long time as Manchester City can attest to the difficulties of a flawless term.
After 22 years Arsene Wenger will manage his final game for Arsenal this afternoon. The Frenchman has been a legend of the club, winning three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups during his tenure. It hasn't always been a smooth ride in the views of Gunners' fans in recent seasons, but he deserves a brilliant send off for his years of service and the success he brought to the team.
Good afternoon and welcome to the final day Premier League clash between Huddersfield and Arsenal at the John Smith's Stadium.