Arsenal come into the fixture with head held high, defeating Burnley at their back yard in injury time. Heck of a way to get three points. Arsene Wenger will be delighted but now will be looking to comfortably get past opponents.
On the other side, Huddersfield played hard ball against premiership leaders Manchester City – who had to get their sweats out to come out victorious. Huddersfield looked tough opponents – defending deep and attacking hard.
Huddersfield are proving to be one of the deadly teams in Premier League after gaining promotion from Championship this season. David Wagner is making Huddersfield look one of the closely bonded teams and are now recognised to be a top ten contenders.
Arsenal will have to snatch up these three points if they want to content for that runners-up position.
When and Where?
Emirates Stadium will host Huddersfield for Arsenal at late Wednesday night fixture.
For hosts, Mesut Ozil will continue to serve sidelines with illness. He trained with the squad but yet looks doubtful. Theo Walcott will be back in contention after missing out on couple of fixtures. Santi Cazorla will not feature before Christmas.
On the visitors end, Rajiv van La Parra will miss out with suspension and Philip Billing joins long term injury list with Ankle problems. Kasey Palmer availability is uncertain due to lack of match fitness. While Stankovic and Hefele are out until new years eve.
Two of the defensive midfielders will have an important role play in the match. On one side, Xhaka controls the defensive aspects of midfield as on another Mooy initiates attack for David Wagner’s side.