Saturday 24 August 2019

Arsenal v Huddersfield - story of the match

Mesut Ozil enjoyed a productive night at the Emirates
Mesut Ozil enjoyed a productive night at the Emirates

Arsenal strengthened their position in the Premier League top four as they made light work of Huddersfield to maintain their healthy home form.

The Gunners have now won their last 12 games at the Emirates Stadium and they eased to a 5-0 victory as Mesut Ozil once again starred in front of the home fans.

Alexandre Lacazette gave the hosts the perfect start with his seventh of the season and, although the Terriers rallied, they were blown away in the second half as Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez and Ozil all struck in a four-minute blitz, with Giroud adding another late on.

Tweet of the match

"Arsenal winning 4-0 & I'm stuck at a dinner with this miserable sod. @jackwhitehall #pca50th" - television presenter and Arsenal fan Piers Morgan was left to rue not attending the Emirates.

Moment of the match

Mesut Ozil exchanged passes first with Sead Kolasinac, then with Alexis Sanchez, before squaring to Olivier Giroud in the box, who slid home a facile finish for Arsenal's second goal, killing the contest.

Star man - Mesut Ozil

The German playmaker laid on Arsenal's first two goals then chipped home the fourth, taking the plaudits in a routine but messy victory for the Gunners.

Stat of the day

Mesut Ozil had a hand in three goals in a Premier League match for the first time in his career.

Match ratings

Arsenal: Petr Cech 7, Hector Bellerin 6, Nacho Monreal 6, Laurent Koscielny 6, Shkodran Mustafi 6, Sead Kolasinac 6, Granit Xhaka 5, Aaron Ramsey 7, Mesut Ozil 8, Alexis Sanchez 7, Alexandre Lacazette 7. Subs: Olivier Giroud (for Lacazette, 45) 7, Jack Wilshere (for Ramsey, 71) 7, Danny Welbeck (for Sanchez, 72) 7.

Huddersfield : Jonas Lossl 6, Florent Hadergjonaj 5, Mathias Jorgensen 5, Christopher Schindler 5, Martin Cranie 6, Chris Lowe 5, Colin Quaner 6, Jonathan Hogg 6, Aaron Mooy 6, Elias Kachunga 5, Steve Mounie 6. Subs: Laurent Depoitre (for Mounie, 73) 6, Danny Williams (for Mooy, 73) 6, Dean Whitehead (for Hogg, 77) 6.

Who's up next?

Arsenal v Manchester United (Premier League, Saturday, December 2)

Everton v Huddersfield (Premier League, Saturday, December 2)

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