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Pre-Match Report

Huddersfield Town v Arsenal: The Brief

The last time we visited Huddersfield Town, back in May 2018, we bid farewell to Arsene Wenger on an emotional day at the St John's Stadium that no one associated with the club will ever forget.

This time around will be a very different experience as we travel north with nothing else dominating our minds other than collecting a much-needed three points on the road.

We will be heavy favourites against a Terriers side that has lost its last six home Premier League matches, and has only scored five league goals at the St John's Stadium this term.

Unai Emery acknowledges that his side must improve their performances away from Emirates Stadium, having not picked up a Premier League win on the road since beating Bournemouth on November 25. We won't have much better chance than this Saturday, although our head coach acknowledges that playing a side fighting for survival can bring its own challenges.

"These matches are difficult and they are playing for the possibility to continue in the Premier League," he said. "Their last results have not been good but with their new coach, I am sure that they are going to play with a big ambition and a big performance on Saturday. I think they have good players with a good organisation. They push a lot and I know it will be difficult."

Read on for our comprehensive match preview, including Unai Emery's thoughts on the game, the latest team news, stats, and analysis of the opposition.

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Pictures: First team train ahead of Huddersfield

Arsenal train ahead of Huddersfield

We're back in Premier League action this weekend, when we travel to John Smith's Stadium to face Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon.

Our first-team squad were hard at work in their final training session ahead of the game, on Friday afternoon. Our club photographer was also at London Colney and sent back these pictures:

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How Guendouzi can make it to the very top

Matteo Guendouzi

Unai Emery has been hugely impressed by Matteo Guendouzi’s impact since his arrival last summer.

The 19-year-old joined us from Lorient and one of the first decisions he made after signing for the club impressed our head coach.
 
"The first impression of him is very good," Emery explained. "Since the first weeks in pre-season when he arrived here and started to train.
 
"For example, he made a very big decision because in the pre-season he decided that he did not play with his national team in the summer because he wanted to stay and work with us.
 
"He wanted to show his capacity in the pre-season - very important - and in pre-season he earned the possibility to take a lot of minutes in the first XI because he played very well and his adaptation was very quick. And now, his progress is very good.
 
"He needs to work every day with ambition like he is doing now. Every training, every match, he shows us his ambition and his motivation to be an important player. But it's the same spirit for all players.
 
"Their career is a very short career and they need to use all the motivation and all the ambition to have the best career, to take titles and to earn money for his family and for his future.
 
"I think Matteo is showing us that."

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Huddersfield 0-1 Arsenal: In pictures

Our photographers were across all the action at Arsène Wenger's last game in charge of us. See the best pictures of the day below.