Info

Competition
Premier League
Date
29 November 2017
Game week
14
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
5 - 0
Venue
Emirates Stadium (London)
Attendance
59285

Goals

A. Lacazette (G) 3' (assist by: A. Ramsey)
1 - 0
O. Giroud (G) 68' (assist by: M. Özil)
2 - 0
A. Sánchez (G) 69' (assist by: M. Özil)
3 - 0
M. Özil (G) 72' (assist by: A. Ramsey)
4 - 0
O. Giroud (G) 87' (assist by: S. Kolašinac)
5 - 0

Commentary

Minute   Description
For Huddersfield, David Wagner's side can take a lot of encouragement for the hard work they showed and they certainly made Arsenal sweat. In the end though, it's four away defeats on the bounce for the Terriers. They face Everton at Goodison Park this weekend, in what is a crucial game.
That's now 12 consecutive Premier League victories for Arsenal, their best ever run at the Emirates Stadium. Manchester United await this weekend, where the Gunners can equal their all-time record of consecutive wins.
FULL-TIME! It wasn't as routine as the scoreline suggests but Arsenal did the work in the end. Alexandre Lacazette got the Gunners off to a flier but they stumbled through the game, until a spectacular flurry of three goals in four minutes- led by Mesut Ozil. He set-up Olivier Giroud, who added a second later on, and also provided the assist for Alexis Sanchez, then getting in on the act himself.
90'+1 Three minutes of added time. Huddersfield face a long trek back to Yorkshire.
89' CHANCE! Well, sort of. Lowe tries for goal from a free-kick but it's over the bar and it looked like Cech had it covered all the way.
87' Kolasinac deserves the credit for that and he may have a few choice words with Giroud in the dressing room, as it was taken off his toes!
GOAL! High five for Arsenal! Again it's slick, as Kolasinac tiptoes his way through and flicks a ball through, which Giroud is on hand to stroke home. Two for Giroud off the bench, not bad at all.
86' Arsenal weren't at the races for a while but credit where credit is due, they rallied together and have performed where sides of previous years may well have crumbled.
84' Watching Ozil in this vein of form is a real treat. The German is again involved, backheeling to Kolasinac. The Bosnian then cuts the ball across goal to Giroud, who fires over the bar.
82' Half hearted appeals for a penalty for Arsenal after a tangle in the box but nothing is given. Certainly wasn't obvious, if there was anything in it at all.
80' Arsenal continue to bang on the door as Xhaka fires over. The game is done but there's still ten minutes to play and the Gunners can smell blood.
78' Final change for Huddersfield, with Dean Whitehead introduced in place of skipper Jonathan Hogg.
76' Right, let's catch our breath. An incredible five minutes for Arsenal, who have sealed the points. It hasn't been plain sailing for the Gunners but they got there in the end.
74' Second change for Huddersfield is the introduction of Depoitre, with Mounie taken off.
Huddersfield also make changes, the first of which sees Mooy replaced by Danny Williams.
73' Alexis Sanchez' night is also over, with Danny Welbeck his replacement.
Ramsey's night is at an end and Jack Wilshere gets a run out.
72' Ramsey gets his second assist of the night and it's very much deserved. The Welshman has been superb.
GOAL! Ozil gets on the scoresheet, what an insane few minutes for him! Ramsey again with the pass and Ozil chips over Lossl, who charges off his line. Two assists, one goal. Superb performance from the German.
69' Two assists in two minutes for Ozil. Sign him up Arsene!
GOAL! Arsenal strike again! Ramsey feeds Ozil through on the right and the German's cross finds it's way to Alexis Sanchez, who strikes home. Game, set, match.
68' Ozil deserves all the plaudits, he's grabbed the game by the scruff of it's neck and creates something magical.
GOAL! Arsenal turn on the style and it's true Wenger-ball. Ozil plays a superb one-two with Alexis before teeing across for Giroud, who comfortably slots home.
67' There's a lot of room in midfield here for both sides to work with. Arsenal are certainly finding a physical battle in Huddersfield though but to be fair to them, they're coping ok and are providing a bit of bite back.
65' Mounier has the latest half-chance for the visitors, as he flicks a header at goal but can't quite get the power on it. David Wagner will certainly be encouraged by his side's performance though, especially after going behind early on.
63' I smell a goal here, though it's not clear which way it's going to go.
62' Arsenal have the wind in their sales again. Alexis Sanchez has started to get involved in the game a bit more and shows fine skill to get the ball onto his right foot, though he lashes a shot wide of the mark.
60' First yellow card of the evening goes the way of Australian international Mooy, who lunges in on Xhaka.
59' OFF THE POST! Arsenal just cannot put this one to bed. Ramsey slots a pass through to Giroud, who rounds Lossl but has a tight angle. His effort hits the post, with the Frenchman then putting his rebound into the side netting.
57' PENALTY SHOUT! Arsenal are furious! Ozil's corner is flicked on by Mustafi and bounces onto the hand of a Quaner. The entire stadium is on their feet appealing for a spot-kick but nothing is given. On second viewing, it would have been harsh.
55' Blistering against Spurs, resilient against Burnley. Arsenal are fortunate tonight and need to up their game.
53' OFF THE BAR! Huddersfield are back in this game and Arsenal's defence is at sea. Mounie has the chance to score but is prevented by a superb block by Monreal, though the ball then looped towards goal. Cech was backtracking and palmed the ball onto his bar and behind for a corner.
51' SAVE! Huddersfield with a glorious opening but Cech is there to save. Quaner charged through and it's an important save from the Arsenal stopper.
49' Arsenal looking good but still lack the ruthlessness to see the game off. A second goal would likely bring the end of any hope for a Huddersfield resurgence, so Wenger will want it sooner rather than later.
47' CHANCE! Arsenal with another superb move. Brilliant link-up play between Alexis and Ozil, with the German then curling an effort at goal but sees his effort blocked by Cranie.
46' It is Lacazette that is being off. Arsenal fans will hope it's only a precautionary change, rather than an enforced one.
45' KICK-OFF! Back underway for the second period, with Arsenal now kicking to the left.
Second half moments away and Arsenal look to be calling on Giroud. Lacazette did suffer a knock in the first-half.
Huddersfield have struggled in front of goal away from home and it's not really a surprise given the showing they're put on here. The Terriers have done alright, all the way up until the final third where they seem like they're struck with fear. David Wagner will want a response as there's definitely something here for the taking.
It's been a very complacent and tepid performance from Arsenal, particularly in the latter 15 minutes of the first half. Sloppy at the back, the Gunners have given Huddersfield opportunities to get back into the game but they haven't been taken. As it stands though, they're set for a 12th consecutive Premier League win at the Emirates Stadium.
HALF-TIME! First 45 minutes are up at the Emirates Stadium and the hosts have the lead but have lost control of the game. A solid start saw Alexandre Lacazette find the back of the net in the opening minutes but Arsene Wenger's side have seen their performance slip since then. A more alert Huddersfield side could have found an equaliser.
44' Approaching the break and Arsenal need the interval to get their heads back in the game. Huddersfield will feel like the path to getting back into the game is right ahead of them.
42' Arsene Wenger strikes you as a very calm man but I expect his side will get an earful at the break. Complacent is the best way to describe the past ten minutes.
40' One player who hasn't put a foot wrong this half is Lacazette. A superb goal, great movement, excellent skills and even coming back to help out the defence.
38' A horrendous period for Arsenal, who continue to sloppily concede possession. Huddersfield hit on the counter and, fortunately for them, Quaner can't quite get the ball under control and his effort is blocked by Koscielny, before Mounier then stings the hands of Cech from distance.
36' Arsenal, it has to be said, are looking soft in defence. Huddersfield are yet to really threaten though and are comparable to a rabbit in the headlights when they find themselves in an attacking position.
35' Huddersfield are leaving a lot of gaps for Arsenal to exploit but they remain in the game for now. They'll also be looking for improvements in the final third, where they've been unable to string passes together.
33' Arsenal very dangerous but not quite ticking in the final third as much as they'd luck. Bellerin has just sent a cross into orbit despite having acres of room down the right side.
31' OFF THE LINE! A spectacular move from Arsenal, which finishes in a ball through from Xhaka to Lacazette. From a very tight angle, he cuts back and chips a cross into the middle where it's hooked off the line by Cranie, with Kolasinac unable to tuck away the rebound.
30' Now this is a concern for Arsenal. Mustafi sloppily gave the ball away but rectified his mistake with a superb interception. He was caught though and requires treatment, though he looks able to continue.
29' One criticism of Arsenal tonight is they've struggled to get Alexis Sanchez involved too often. He's been on the ball a number of times in a deep position but the Gunners haven't quite been able to find him in the attacking third.
27' Lacazette did pick up a bit of a knock earlier and he's still moving quite sluggish, which will be a major concern to an Arsenal side that welcome Manchester United to the Emirates Stadium this weekend.
25' Foul conceded by Zanka, who barges Ramsey to the ground, and it's a decent position for Ozil to deliver. There's not enough pace on his ball though and it's easily dealt with.
23' Huddersfield certainly aren't out of this game yet and can take comfort in the fact that Arsenal haven't created anything of note since the opening goal.
21' Huddersfield get an opportunity to threaten Cech's goal with a free-kick out wide from the left. Lowe delivers towards the penalty box, where Zanka heads over.
19' Arsene Wenger's side have an answer to everything Huddersfield try. They're patient in their play and it must be frustrating for the visitors.
17' Arsenal win their first corner of the game, following Kolasinac's charge down the left. Xhaka's delivery is dealt with though and the Gunners are forced to start again from the back.
15' Xhaka has looked particularly strong in the opening 15 minutes of this one, being heavily involved in everything positive that Arsenal have created in attack.
13' Arsenal still looking very dangerous in attack and could have had a superb opportunity for a second, until Kolasinac chose the wrong pass as he looked to cut the ball back across goal.
11' Flow of the game has settled down a bit now, allowing Huddersfield to have some time on the ball. Lowe gets forward for the visitors and whips a dangerous ball in, though Cech comes out to collect.
9' It's still all Arsenal here, as you'd expect, and the hosts are moving the ball around swiftly. Ramsey tries a shot at goal after the ball dropped to him outside the box but his effort was always rising.
7' The Emirates Stadium in full voice now and the Gunners are in control. Arsenal will know that one goal may not be enough though.
5' A nightmare for Huddersfield, who changed their system tonight to try and quell Arsenal. It hasn't worked and the landscape of the game has changed as a result, as the Terriers will have to push more men forward as they seek to find a way back into the game.
3' Lacazette's movement made the goal, as it was him that initially played the ball off to Xhaka, but Ramsey's touch was brilliant. He's had his critics but it's a superb contribution there.
GOAL! The perfect start for Arsenal! Xhaka plays the ball to Ramsey, who flicks the ball behind him to Lacazette and the French striker makes no mistake with his finish.
2' Decent start for Huddersfield, who earn an early corner after poor play from Ramsey. Cech charges off his line to deal with the delivery though and Kachunga is then flagged offside.
1' KICK-OFF! We're underway at the Emirates Stadium. Huddersfield get us started, kicking from right to left.
After seeing Manchester City come from behind to win 2-1 last time out, Huddersfield make a total of six changes. Cranie, Hadergjonaj, Lowe, Kachunga, Mounie and Quaner all come in, the latter making his first Premier League start. Rajiv van La Parra is suspended after his red card at the weekend.
Arsenal make just one change from the weekend's narrow victory over Burnley, with Mesut Ozil returning to the side after missing that clash with illness. He takes Alex Iwobi's spot, with the Nigerian starlet dropping to the bench.
Huddersfield XI: Jonas Lossl; Christopher Schindler, Zanka, Martin Cranie; Florent Hadergjonaj, Aaron Mooy, Jonathan Hogg, Chris Lowe; Elias Kachunga, Collin Quaner; Steve Mounie.
Arsenal XI: Petr Cech; Laurent Koscielny, Shkodran Mustafi, Nacho Monreal; Hector Bellerin, Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey, Sead Kolasinac; Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil; Alexandre Lacazette.
Huddersfield, meanwhile, have impressed in their debut Premier League season but have won just two of their last 11 league matches. David Wagner's side have failed to score in their last six matches on the road, so the odds are stacked against them this evening.
It's been a great few weeks for Arsenal since the international break, as they secured North London bragging rights with a victory over Tottenham Hotspur and followed that result by taking all three points from Burnley, though it required a very late penalty from Alexis Sanchez.
Good evening and welcome to our LIVE text commentary of the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Huddersfield Town at the Emirates Stadium, where the hosts have won their last eleven home matches in the league and the visitors haven't scored in their last six away from home.

Lineups

R
A
A
1
J. Lössl
6
J. Hogg
6
L. Koscielny
7
A. Sánchez
8
A. Ramsey
9
E. Kachunga
9
A. Lacazette
10
A. Mooy
11
M. Özil
14
M. Cranie
15
C. Löwe
18
Nacho Monreal
20
S. Mustafi
23
C. Quaner
24
S. Mounié
24
Bellerín
25
M. Jørgensen
26
C. Schindler
29
G. Xhaka
31
S. Kolašinac
33
F. Hadergjonaj
33
P. Čech
12
10
23
19
20
4
C
C
C

Substitutes

Additional info

Referee
G. Scott
Assistants
P. Kirkup
Fourth official
K. Friend

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Match Stats

Arsenal Huddersfield Town
54 Attacks (Dangerous) 23
7 Corners 2
9 Fouls 10
15 Free Kicks 12
3 Goal Kicks 9
2 Offsides 3
2 Shots (blocked) 1
9 Shots (off target) 3
2 Shots (on target) 2
1 Shots (woodwork) 1
17 Throw Ins 22

Regular Season

# Team MP D P
117+4149
217+2638
317+1735
417+1631
517+1431
617+431
717+1030
817+426
917-322
1017-822
1117-618
1217-1718
1317-917
1417-516
1517-1716
1617-1015
1717-1014
1817-1614
1917-1814
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Emirates Stadium

Name:
Emirates Stadium 
City:
London 
Capacity:
60355