Unai Emery relieved to end Arsenal's run of away defeats

Unai Emery relieved to end Arsenal's run of away defeats

Alex Iwobi scored his third Premier League goal this season against Huddersfield which helped the North London outdid secure a 2-1 win over their host away from home on Saturday.

When questioned about his sides capability of finishing in the top four, Emery was optimistic.

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.

Nacho Monreal was forced to clear off the Arsenal line before Adama Diakhaby nudged the ball towards goal in stoppage time and two Arsenal defenders on the line were unable to keep it out of the net.

The German has played in just one of Arsenal's last seven Premier League matches, and wasn't even in the squad for Saturday's win over Huddersfield, with an illness given as the official reason.

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).

Arsenal have also won the joint most points this season in the final 10 minutes of matches, but relying heavily on second-half turnarounds and late shows could only go on for so long.

"He scored [on Saturday], got another very good chance and the possibility to assist [Alexandre] Lacazette, but I think his match - first starting with his attitude - was very big, and his performance was very good". After 26 games we are on our way and our motivation is very great and we've brought our target closer. We were working well. "The first target is to score one more goal than the opposition then a clean sheet".

"I think today every player worked a lot, we continued our way and we know it's hard because the other teams in the top four are very strong".