A mammoth effort at Etihad, followed by a hard-fought point at Stamford Bridge in the last two games has given David Wagner’s Huddersfield Town another season in the English top flight. They are now 16th in the table, and though they can drop to 17th, can also move up to the 14th place, if they are able to take a result from Arsenal’s trip to Kirklees tomorrow, in the final game of the season.
The Gunners, who once again faltered on the road last weekend, this time at King Power, are still without a point in the league away from home in 2018 and will look to make things right this weekend, which will also be the final time Arsene Wenger will take charge of this Arsenal side.
Arsenal have already qualified for the Europa League and have very little to play for, but they will want to give their manager a fitting send-off and will want to put on a show to try and make this game memorable. But Wagner’s men have lost just one of their last five league games and will not be easy to beat.
This game has no real bearing on the points table but both clubs will have their own personal goals to reach and are sure to put in the hard yards. This being the last game of the season, a few players might also be desperate to prove themselves, making this game an interesting one. Here are the team news, predicted lineups, predictions and odds for both teams:
The likes of Danny Williams and Elias Kachunga remain long-term absentees and will play no role in this game along with Michael Hefele, who is back in training but not fit enough to make the squad.
Expected lineup (5-3-2):
Lossl; Lowe, Kongolo, Schindler, Jorgensen, Smith; Mooy, Hogg, Hadergjonaj; Depoitre, Pritchard
Arsene Wenger is still without the services of Santi Cazorla and Laurent Koscielny, both of who are long-term absentees. Mohamed Elneny and Mesut Ozil also joined the list recently and will miss this game against The Terriers. Konstantinos Mavropanos picked up a red card against Leicester City and will remain suspended.
Expected lineup (4-3-3):
Cech; Kolasinac, Holding, Mustafi, Bellerin; Ramsey, Xhaka, Wilshere; Lacazette, Aubameyang, Mkhitaryan
Huddersfield Town – 19/4
Draw – 7/2
Arsenal – 3/5
Huddersfield Town 2-2 Arsenal