Bernd Leno: 'Arsenal ready to claim fourth spot in Premier League'

Bernd Leno: 'Arsenal ready to claim fourth spot in Premier League'

Unai Emery said he is not anxious that Arsenal failed to keep a first away clean sheet of the season, as first-half goals from Alex Iwobi and Alexandre Lacazatte secured a 2-1 win at Premier League bottom side Huddersfield.

Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan made a winning return to the Arsenal side on Saturday, February 9 as the Gunners beat Huddersfield 2-1 at the John Smith's Stadium.

The Gunners had taken a single point from their past five away league games and were without Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey.

- Arsenal won their fifth away Premier League game of the season, one more than they managed on the road in the whole of 2017-2018.

Victory moves Arsenal a point behind fourth-placed Manchester United in the congested race for UEFA Champions League qualification, with Chelsea going to Manchester City on Sunday afternoon (Monday morning AEDT). Luckily two of those went in, although the first one was an extremely fortuitous deflection from Iwobi's volley, and if hadn't gone in the game could have gone in a different direction.

Lacazette was on the scoresheet for Arsenal, but conceded the Gunners need to make more chances.

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"We've been working a lot on transitioning when we get the ball, to counter-attack and attack with speed".

When asked if his animated displays of emotion could have a negative effect on his players, the Spaniard added: "I am here".

"Every player worked very well and the last action, unfortunately for us they scored and also maybe they deserved it".

Arsenal are still the only Premier League side not to have kept a clean sheet this season but Emery was more pleased with the win.

"But he is somebody who, for me, with the right encouragement will be a very, very good player and a massive asset for Arsenal".

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