Three talking points from Arsenal vs Huddersfield

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Iwobi said: "It was actually a hard match; knowing fully well that Huddersfield Town players actually created a defence lock down, which made it hard for us to create opening for goals".

Despite struggling for their usual fluidity and having a first-half goal from Alexandre Lacazette disallowed, Arsenal extended their unbeaten run to 21 matches with Lucas Torreira's 83rd-minute finish.

Emery said: "I don't want simulation for players".

We have many young players, he talks to them and, for me, he is a big personality in the team, in the dressing room.

Yes but I think he will be OK.

The Gunners will then host Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup quarter-finals on 19 December at The Emirates.

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"Torreira has quality and his interpretation on the pitch tactically and in attacking and defensive moments, he is very fast in his mind and his ability and he can do very good work in defensive moments and he can get into the box and score".

In a game strewn with yellow cards, Huddersfield themselves rarely threatened the Arsenal goal.

Regular starting duo Sokratis and Shkodran Mustafi have been ruled out with suspensions, while Rob Holding has sustained a long-term knee injury.

The Arsenal playmaker has not featured for the Gunners since the 1-1 draw against Wolves back in early November, missing the last five games with a back injury, and now The Sun reports that the North London club could well be willing to let the German leave the Emirates. I don't know how we are going to play in midweek but I do know that I have enough players to cope.

The next two fixtures, against Newcastle and Southampton, who are also battling relegation, could therefore prove crucial, and their manager David Wagner said: "Now we have two home games against Newcastle and Southampton". Koscielny is coming also.

"I don't want any distraction - the players are focused on the match".

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