Iwobi Makes Substitute Appearance, As Arsenal Leave It Late To Pip Stubborn Huddersfield


Arsenal left it late to pip Huddersfield Town 1-0 in their English Premier League clash that moved them into the top four and extended their unbeaten run to 21 games in all competitions.

Alex Iwobi was named among the substitutes for Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

The Super Eagles star was afforded 45 minutes of game time after replacing Stephan Lichtsteiner at the beginning of the second half, his 13th appearance in the Premier League this season.

As he did against Tottenham, Arsenal boss Unai Emery made a double switch at half-time as he brought on Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Iwobi.

The Gunners had scored in each of their 14 Premier League matches since a 2-0 loss to Manchester City in their opening fixture, but they were frustrated by a stubborn Huddersfield side until Lucas Torreira’s strike late on.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who had missed a great chance in the first half, provided the assist with a chip into the middle that an unmarked Torreira acrobatically fired in.

Arsenal moved up to third with the victory while Huddersfield dropped into the relegation zone.


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