Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Arsenal v Huddersfield
Mark Lawrenson is backing Arsenal to beat Huddersfield Town in the Premier League on Wednesday night
Mark Lawrenson is backing Arsenal to make it three wins in a row in the Premier League by beating Huddersfield Town 3-0 at The Emirates on Wednesday night.
The Gunners left it late against Burnley on Sunday afternoon as Alexis Sanchez converted a stoppage-time penalty to hand the north London side all three points.
That win lifted Arsenal up into third place in the Premier League table and left them 12 points behind leaders Manchester City as they try to close the gap to the leaders down.
Arsenal now turn their attentions towards their home clash against Huddersfield Town on Wednesday night as they bid to continue their strong Premier League form.
And former Liverpool FC star Lawrenson is fully expecting to see the Gunners take all three points with a comfortable victory at The Emirates.
Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Lawrenson said: “Arsenal pinched their win over Burnley, but I think they will find this game much easier.
“Huddersfield gave Manchester City a bit of a fright on Sunday before losing to Raheem Sterling’s late goal, but that monumental effort will have taken a lot out of them.
“It is going to be very difficult for the Terriers to get back up to speed and put in a similar defensive performance to keep the Gunners out – I don’t see it happening.”
Arsenal have not won the Premier League title since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 campaign.
The Gunners missed out on a place in the Champions League for this season after they finished in fifth place in the table last term.
However, they did win the FA Cup for the third time in four years when they beat Chelsea in the final back in May.