Arsenal Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Huddersfield

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Everything you need to know about Saturday's Premier League match against David Wagner's side at Emirates Stadium

Arsenal are now 20 games unbeaten in all competitions and were unfortunate not to have picked up all three points against Manchester United on Wednesday night.

The Gunners drew 2-2 with Jose Mourinho's side at Old Trafford to extend their longest run without a defeat since November 2007 (28 unbeaten).

Unai Emery's men face 17th placed Huddersfield on Saturday and are nursing several injuries after the trip to Manchester.


Arsenal Injuries


Mesut Ozil is doubtful with a back injury while Rob Holding will miss out after being stretchered off in the draw at Old Trafford.

Aaron Ramsey came off against Manchester United and may not be involved, and Danny Welbeck is ruled out with a broken ankle following his shocking injury against Sporting CP. Nacho Monreal is sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Dinos Mavropanos faces further time out on the sidelines with a groin injury, but is expected to return to training at some point this month, with Laurent Koscielny back in contention after his long-term Achilles issue.


Arsenal Suspensions


Arsenal welcome Granit Xhaka back into the squad after he was suspended for the 2-2 draw against Manchester United.


Possible Arsenal Starting Line-Up


Emery is expected to stick with Sead Kolasinac at left-back following Monreal's injury, with Ozil expected to miss out due to a back problem.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi could start in support of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in attack, while Emery is likely to go back to two centre backs in a four man defence with Holding now out injured for at least the rest of the season.

Arsenal XI


Huddersfield Team News


Terence Kongolo and Abdelhamid Sabiri face fitness tests before Saturday's trip to Arsenal, while Huddersfield coach David Wagner is without suspended Phil Billing for the game at Emirates Stadium.

"Terence was not injured but he suffered fatigue, which is not a surprise after the injury he had and the fact he has now played a lot of games, including this midweek one," said Wagner.

"That's why I was a little bit uncertain before the game if he would be able to start.

"He got fatigue and he gave the sign that he had to come off.

"Hamid Sabiri has a serious shoulder injury as well and we will have to make further investigations as to how long he will be out."

David Wagner


TV Coverage & Kick-Off Time


Kick-off is 3pm GMT (10am ET) on Saturday, and the game will no be broadcast live in the United Kingdom. It will be shown on CNBC in the United States, and on various channels around the world.


Best Opta Match Facts


  • Arsenal won both Premier League meetings with Huddersfield Town last season (5-0 at home, 1-0 away) and are unbeaten in 10 games against them in all competitions (W8 D2).

  • Arsenal are now 20 games unbeaten in all competitions (W15 D5 L0); their longest run without a defeat since November 2007 (28 unbeaten).

  • Arsenal haven’t led any of their 15 Premier League games at half-time this season (drawing 11, losing four), but they have scored the most second half goals in the competition (25).

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  • In Arsenal’s 5-0 win over Huddersfield in the Premier League at the Emirates last season, Mesut Özil had a hand in three goals, scoring once and assisting twice.

  • Although Huddersfield have only won one of their last 10 away games in the Premier League (D5 L4), they’ve not lost back-to-back games on the road in the competition since March.

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