Arsenal’s busy December schedule continues as they welcome Huddersfield Town to the Emirates.
After an odd and perhaps disappointing draw against Manchester United on Wednesday, the Gunners look to get back to winning ways and extend their unbeaten streak to 21 games against the Terriers. They sit fifth in the Premier League table, level on points with Chelsea, and could overtake the Blues with a few points today, depending on the outcome of Chelsea’s match against Manchester City.
Huddersfield, meanwhile, are way down in seventeenth—they need a win to get themselves out of danger, but Arsenal should beat a team in that position.
The big injury news for the Gunners is Rob Holding, who tore an ACL against United and will be out for at least six months. With Dinos Mavropanos still out with a groin injury, centerback selection is going to get interesting for Unai Emery, although Laurent Koscielny is getting close to making his Premier League return, and Nacho Monreal is getting healthy again as well. We probably won’t see either of Mesut Özil or Aaron Ramsey in this game—Özil’s back and Ramsey’s ankle are shorter-term injuries, but the two of them are still doubtful for today.
Huddersfield are relatively healthy, with only Abdelhamid Sabiri a certain injury scratch for a broken collarbone—but they’ll have two additional players, midfielder Philip Billing and striker Steve Mounie, serving suspensions.
WHAT: Arsenal vs. Huddersfield Town
WHERE: The Emirates
WHEN: Saturday, December 8th 7 AM PT | 10 AM ET | 3 PM BT
US TV: CNBC. Stream here.
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TEAM NEWS with @ViessmannUK: #htafc Head Coach David Wagner has made three changes to his starting XI for today's @premierleague game against @Arsenal; 3pm kick-off.— Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) December 8, 2018
➡️Tommy Smith (c), Chris Löwe and @Chilliams19
⬅️@BillingPhilip, @FloHadergjonaj and Erik Durm#ARSHUD (AT) pic.twitter.com/NTOccpy8DQ