Alex Iwobi And Alexandre Lacazette Strike As Arsenal Return To Winning Ways Despite Late Kolasinac Own Goal

Alex Iwobi celebrates after he opened the scoring for Arsenal against Huddersfield in the 16th minute

Alex Iwobi  and Alexandre Lacazette made things look simple with two first half goals as Arsenal eased to victory.

Iwobi opened the scoring for Arsenal against Huddersfield in the 16th minute and Lacazette put this game to bed a minute before half-time.

Sead Kolasinac scored an own goal in the closing stages as he deflected the ball into his own net.

Sead Kolasinac scored an own goal in the closing stages as he deflected the ball into his own net.

This was the Gunners’ first away win since beating Bournemouth on November 25.

They had lost four and drawn one of their last five on the road but once Iwobi got lucky in the 17th minute Huddersfield  were on their way to a seventh successive Prem defeat.

A strange team right now, Arsenal. Only one point behind the top four, a destination their manager views as pretty much an impossibility. The energy coming from the boss and his players does not radiate positivity, yet they remain in touching distance.

Huddersfield are painfully obliging hosts who possess this annoying habit of appearing to compete before throwing goals away and simply choosing wrong options going forward. It seems to be the same most weeks, particularly at the John Smith’s Stadium.

There is a sense of resignation that relegation is a matter of when, with new manager Jan Siewert using these months to plan for the future. But it should not really be this cut and dried so early, before we reach mid-February, and Siewert will point to a quite astonishing refereeing decision when Arsenal were only a goal ahead as evidence that luck is out.

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