Arsenal boss Unai Emery speaks ahead of the Gunners' trip to Huddersfield.

Updated: Feb 9, 2019

The Arsenal head-coach briefed the media ahead of his side's trip to bottom of the league side Huddersfield on Saturday.

Unai Emery. [Image: Getty Images Europe]
Unai Emery. [Image: Getty Images Europe]

Arsenal are keen to bounce back to winning ways after last weekend's defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad.

The north London club sit sixth in the Premier League table going into the weekend fixtures, three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea - who play league leaders Manchester City on Sunday.

Under Unai Emery's tenure that started last summer, the Gunners have been able to seal just four wins on the road. But, the Spaniard is keen for his side to overcome their struggles away from the Emirates starting with a win against Huddersfield tomorrow.

“My first criticism is myself. I work over anything other criticism can do to me, the work in the present and future can change our way,” Emery told the media on Thursday about his side's away form as the Mirror quoted.

“Then it’s how we are doing away, at home. We are with the possibility and opportunity to take the top four but we know it’s not easy.

“One month ago we were in the same situation but it’s not easy. We are strong at home, we need to do better away. We started very well away, changing our mentality to get more points.

“But now we need to recover this confidence, this performance. The next opportunity is Saturday against Huddersfield.

“We know defensively we need to do better. It’s for all. We try to play with three, with two centre-backs. We won with three, we won with two.

“It’s work, continuing in our way, be patient sometimes, be calm, but above all work.”

Matteo Guendouzi battles with De Bruyne. (Image: REUTERS)
Matteo Guendouzi battles with De Bruyne. (Image: REUTERS)

Regarding their must win match against The Terriers, the Spaniard said: “It will be difficult. Each match is difficult and they are going to play for the possibility of continuing in the Premier League. Their last result was not good but with their new coach I’m sure on Saturday they’ll play with big ambition and performance.

“They have good players, good organisation. They push a lot. I know it’s difficult.

“Away each match is a new challenge but it’s also a very big opportunity to take the three points and continue in our way better than we’re doing now away.”

A 2-1 win over Bournemouth on November 25 was the last time Emery’s side won three points on the road.

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