Arsenal vs. Huddersfield Town preview
I usually watch Ball Street on the Web/social media, and the owner of it (Mr. Matt Wilson) is an ardent Huddersfield Town fan. Because of this, and my respect for his channel, I have had a look out for their results this season, and took joy in them beating Man United at least. It’s also good to see a new team in the Premier League, ahead of standard fare from the Championship like Middlesbrough, Leeds, Norwich or Reading. All of these have been in the Premiership/First Division many times in my lifetime, and Huddersfield is a refreshing change.
But here, there is no choice. They must lose (sorry Mr. Wilson, I can’t be expected to say anything different….)
David Wagner is certainly an up and coming manager, and Huddersfield may well stay up this season. They deserve to, considering their good form in specific games.
Of course, we both share one of the great managers, Mr. Herbert Chapman. He achieved great success with them, and with us of course, and made us what we are today as a club. So in a way, this could be deemed the Herbert Chapman trophy game, and I believe we can win this edition of it.
Will we rest some players here? Maybe. Though not many should be rested in my view. This is an important game, considering we’re now in the top four, and we need to consolidate it ahead of the Jose/Man U game. Wenger needs to face his “old friend” in a strong position.
Jack to be back?
Who knows? Though he should play ahead of Iwobi. The young Nigerian is a talented player but he has not been up to it of late.
Jack needs more game time, for various reasons (one of which to make the World Cup squad).
Giroud to start?
Maybe, though Lacazette should play from the start. I cannot see Wenger playing two up top though, however we will see. He did play Chambers at wing-back, despite him being a centre-half for his entire career, so we know he likes a surprise.
Arsenal 2-1 Huddersfield Town
They are a decent team, but I believe we will have too much for them.