EPL Round-Up: Iwobi scores for Arsenal as Liverpool regain top spot

Jose Verdugo
Febrero 11, 2019

And when Unai Emery was asked about his thoughts on Arsenal making it to the Champions League next season, here's what the manager had to say.

Arsenal returned to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over bottom side Huddersfield Town on Saturday, but remain the only side without an away clean sheet in the Premier League this season.

The Gunners had won their last three matches against Huddersfield without conceding a goal and looked likely to repeat that feat until Sead Kolasinac inadvertently diverted Adama Diakhaby's effort into his own goal in added time.

Arsenal are still the only Premier League side not to have kept a clean sheet this season but Emery was more pleased with the win. "It is my personality (why he was so animated), if in one moment I think it is negative, I would not do it". Sometimes it happens at the end of games - Cardiff at the end, Newcastle at the end and today at the end.

"Defensively they are one of the worst sides I've ever seen in the top six of the Premier League", former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson said.

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The win moved Arsenal to within one point of fourth-placed Manchester United (51 points), even though Chelsea could regain fourth spot with a draw or win over champions Manchester City in their late match yesterday.

"Our motivation is very great, every player wants to win every match".

"It always seems to happen when we are two goals in front, so maybe we are losing a little bit of concentration because we feel too comfortable when the games are coming to the end".

Unai Emery said he is not anxious that Arsenal failed to keep a first away clean sheet of the season, as first-half goals from Alex Iwobi and Alexandre Lacazatte secured a 2-1 win at Premier League bottom side Huddersfield.

And they certainly tried, and in fact had more possession over the 90 minutes at 55%, and the sad truth is that that they were let down by the lack of finishing and confidence in front of goal.

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