Published: Mon, February 11, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

The stats show that Arsenal were lucky to win at Huddersfield

The stats show that Arsenal were lucky to win at Huddersfield

Earlier in the day, Manchester United shot into the top-four after they trounced Fulham 3-0 at Craven Cottage.

Arsenal play both legs of their Europe League last 32 tie against BATE Borisov before returning to Premier League action when they host Southampton on February 24. "The first target is to score one more goal than the opposition then a clean sheet".

According to him, the act is like they always expect him to make mistake so that they immediately take advantage of that to bully him with chants. Luckily two of those went in, although the first one was an extremely fortuitous deflection from Iwobi's volley, and if hadn't gone in the game could have gone in a different direction. They certainly didn't look like a bottom of the table side playing a Top Six side, and their manager Jan Siewert was pleased with his players efforts.

"That is me", he said, explaining his antics. We tried everything, we gave everything to win the game right until the end.

"I think today every player worked a lot, we continued our way and we know it's hard because the other teams in the top four are very strong".

"He scored [on Saturday], got another very good chance and the possibility to assist [Alexandre] Lacazette, but I think his match - first starting with his attitude - was very big, and his performance was very good".

Before Saturday's match, Arsenal had held a half-time on only three occasions in the league this season and had won 12 points from losing positions - only Leicester City have more. "Every player was working and helping each other and today I'm very proud with our work".

At the heart of the problem is their defensive record - Arsenal remain the only Premier League team without an away clean sheet. We desperately need to get some defenders fit and stable or the Top Four will just be a distant dream.

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