Arsenal travel to John Smith’s Stadium to take on Huddersfield Town in the hopes of resurrecting their feeble chance of finishing in the top four. 

They are currently in sixth place in the league standings, and will be hoping both Manchester United and Chelsea drop points over the weekend. Huddersfield meanwhile, would be hoping to try and get their first points and first goals under new manager Jan Siewert.

Here are three things to look out for as the Terriers welcome the Gunners: 

3. Denis Suarez to Start

Denis Suarez

With Denis Suarez the only new signing for Arsenal in the January transfer window, it is likely that manager Unai Emery will give him his first start for the team. 

With Mesut Ozil seemingly out of the picture for tough away games, it is likely Suarez will take his place instead, and the coach will be hoping the Spaniard can add some attacking impetus to the team.

The Gunners have lacked creativity in the last couple of encounters and would need to address that to keep their top four hopes alive.

2. Huddersfield’s Poor Form

Jan Siewert

Huddersfield Town are in terrible form at the moment, having not picked up a win in their last 12 games. In fact, they have lost 11 of those games and got a draw in one, showing why they are currently languishing at the bottom of the table. 

It is unlikely they will survive to remain in the Premier League for another season but will want to pick up a win sooner rather than later to restore some confidence for the rest of the campaign. 

They are yet to score a goal or a point under Jan Siewert and last defeated Arsenal in 1971, a record that looks to be safe for another year.

1. Gunners Focused on Top Four Race


With their defeat to Manchester City last weekend, Arsenal found themselves down in sixth place and three points behind Chelsea in fourth. 

However, it is the Blues’ turn to play the defending champions this week and the Gunners will be looking to get a win and take advantage of any points that their rivals drop. 

Despite relatively less investment in his squad, Unai Emery has done well to keep the team in contention for fourth place and a good result today will keep the team on their rivals’ heels with about three months left in the season.

 Here are three things to look out for in the Huddersfield Town vs Arsenal game. 


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