Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi was on target as Arsenal grabbed a 2-1 vital away win against Huddersfield on Saturday, at the John Smith;s Stadium
Iwobi who was the culprit in chief in Arsenal 3-1 defeat by Manchester city few days back became a delight to watch as he converted a timely assist from Bosnian import Sead Kolašinac, to hand the Gunners the first goal in the 16th minute.
Alexander Lacazzete increased the tally just before the end of first half. Huddersfield gave a good fight commanding 57% possession of unfortunately failed to yeild any result. Interestingly it was Arsenal’s Kolašinac who had provided crucial assist for Iwobi’s goal that handed Huddersfield a consolation own goal in the three minutes of added time.
Huddersfield have scored twice in a fixture only once this season. So, despite a decent performance and a late consolation, they were never coming back.
Chances did come and go, Adama Diakhaby forcing Leno into a smart stop down to his left and then just failing to whip his foot around Puncheon’s wayward effort. Substitute Laurent Depoitre out-ran Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi but flashed wide. The victory for Arsenal is coming as a boost for Emery as he confronts Bate in the Europa league on Valentine’s Day.