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Arsenal v Huddersfield: how the teams have been doing

By Bulldog Drummond

It maybe something that the media does not like to admit but in effect it is the dominant issue in terms of reporting Arsenal: how to knock a team that has just gone 20 games unbeaten.

Of course that run will come to an end sometime, and then we will be told that until now it was all smoke and mirrors, Arsenal were never that good, the defence was dubious, the attack flattered to deceive, and besides expected goals, whatever they are, told us that is was all untrue anyway.

But until then, it is 15 wins and five draws in the last 20.  Or if you fancy something a little closer to the present day, three wins and two draws in the last five…

11 Nov Arsenal v Wolverhampton WD1-1Premier League
25 Nov AFC Bournemouth v ArsenalW1-2Premier League
29 Nov Vorskla Poltava v ArsenalW0-3Europa League
02 Dec Arsenal v Tottenham HotspurW4-2Premier League
05 DecManchester United v ArsenalD2-2Premier League

12 goals in five games scored, six against, we’re regularly winning at 2-1.

Huddersfield’s record is not as bad as one might expect…

05 Nov Huddersfield Town v FulhamW1-0Premier League
10 Nov Huddersfield Town v West HamD1-1Premier League
25 Nov Wolverhampton v Huddersfield TownW0-2Premier League
01 Dec Huddersfield Town v Brighton L1-2Premier League
04 Dec Bournemouth v Huddersfield TownL2-1Premier League

Arsenal’s home record is strong as we know, and indeed as it was last season…

PosTeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Manchester City88003052524
2Liverpool76101511419
3Chelsea85301771018
4Arsenal8521168817
5Everton8521147717
6AFC Bournemouth84221410414
7Brighton and Hove 7421128414
8Tottenham Hotspur6402116512
9Manchester United73311010012

While away from home Huddersfield have some problem

PosTeamPWDLFAGDPts
15Everton7133710-36
16Huddersfield Town7124716-95
17Burnley8125617-115
18Southampton8116719-124
19Cardiff City7016315-121
20Fulham8017520-151

So Huddersfield are losing games away 1-2, and Arsenal are winning games at home 2-1 which gives a fairly clear indication.  The last home game Huddersfield won was against bottom of the table Fulham.  2-1 I would say was a minimum prediction – with a bit of luck both our goal scoring forwards could be on top form.

Overall in playing Huddersfield we have won 35 and lost 25, but have only beaten us once in the last 17 games (2-1 at Huddersfield in 1971).  Obviously there haven’t been that many games of late but here are the most recent…

30 Nov 1982Arsenal v Huddersfield TownW1-0League Cup
23 Sep 1986Arsenal v Huddersfield TownW2-0League Cup
07 Oct 1986Huddersfield Town v ArsenalD1-1League Cup
21 Sep 1993Huddersfield Town v ArsenalW0-5League Cup
05 Oct 1993Arsenal v Huddersfield TownD1-1League Cup
30 Jan 2011Arsenal v Huddersfield TownW2-1FA Cup
29 Nov 2017Arsenal v Huddersfield TownW5-0Premier League
13 May 2018Huddersfield Town v ArsenalW0-1Premier League

It really is going to be quite a shock if we don’t win.   But thenwe had quite a shock against Wolverhampton so hopefully that will have made everyone more alert.

7 comments to Arsenal v Huddersfield: how the teams have been doing

  • MickHazel

    Looks like Rob Holding is out for 9 months according to news on the radio. He must be devastated after having established himself as a genuine contender for a permanent starting place in the first team.
    Lets all wish him well and the quickest possible recovery.

  • rashford, rojo, fellaini, martial the diver, mariner, MU; they just make me wanna puke
    cheer up, rob, you’re a rock

  • Thierry Oro

    Six to nine months, says the arsenal media. Anyway, it looks like the season is over for him. Just when he was proving, once again, the master class of M. Wenger in detecting young talents. You could see how Unai Emery was anxious when Rob was receiving treatment from the médical team. I think Holding was becoming the main pièce of Emery défensive system. What a blow for the kid and the team.

  • Gord

    Rob Holding and Jordan Nobbs are both on the same program. Would having better officials have stopped both injuries from happening?

  • Menace

    Rashford hope you have the most wonderful Christmas, knowing that you destroyed a fellow professionals Christmas.

  • Kamiel

    Mavropanos and Koscielny will be back very soon. Provided they play well, at least Holding’s injury won’t derail our season.

    Gutted for the kid of course, and I hope he will return strong.

  • Bobome

    The Man U players were on a mission to injure/maim our players with the active connivance of an incompetent PigMob representative looking on as if he was helpless to do anything. Another English hopeful has been prematurely brought down low because he plays for AFC. Wilshere? Ramsey? Maitland-Niles? Walcott? Now Rob Holding.

    Stoke City/Pulis, Eduardo, Diaby and the rest all take a cue from the irresponsible behavior of a British Press that does not call out these aberrations in refereeing by PigMob. Do we need a death on the field of play to bring sanity? Something is bound to give, if not soon most certainly, later.

    If these men in the Press had relations/children being maimed due to the gross bias being displayed by PigMob be so unconcerned by these injuries on their children’s playing careers?

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