Arsenal vs Huddersfield: Match Preview – Gunners To Blow Terriers Away
After the hiccup at the Emirates in the last round, we certainly do not want a repeat of the lacklustre performance from the boys when they take on Huddersfield in the FA Cup fourth round tie on Sunday. We were lucky to get out of the third round and have a great chance of reaching the next round after being paired with League One side Huddersfield Town.
Managed by Lee Clark, the former Newcastle star, Huddersfield have been playing attractive football in the league and it would shock no one should they go all the way and win promotion to the Championship. Actually they would be better to concentrate their efforts on winning promotion so the FA Cup may be a distraction for them. On paper, the Gunners should roll over the Terriers especially at the Emirates and with the team playing so well a the moment. However, the lads should be mindful that complacency should not rear its head on Sunday.
The good news for the Gunners is that we have most of our players back with Almunia, Diaby and Squillaci all scheduled to be part of the squad. It is a certainty that this side will be a much changed one from the team which beat Wigan in the League or Ipswich in the League Cup semi-finals. You would expect to see Almunia back between the sticks after losing his place to both Fabianski and Scezchny. Van Persie is another certainty not to make the side as Arsene would definitely keep his prized attacker for the league matches. All in all, the Gunners should have more than enough firepower to blast the opposition away and score another 3 goals in the match to keep the 3 goals a game record intact for the moment. A clean sheet would help as well.
It is a pity that we will not be able to see young Gunner Benik Afobe in action. Although Arsenal were happy to let him play against his parent club, FA Cup rules forbid youth players on loan to participate in a match versus the parent club under any circumstances.
Submitted by The Arsenal Kid.
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