Arsenal 5 Huddersfield 0
Lacazette 3 Giroud 68 Sanchez 69 Ozil 72 Giroud 87
Alexandre Lacazette is clever playmaker as well as a fine sharpshooter.
So he is a good focal point for Arsenal’s slick-passing attack.
It’s a great shame that the striker will miss Saturday’s game against Manchester United with the groin injury that forced him off at half-time.
The early goal settled Arsenal and showed Wenger’s oft-proven ability to take his training style into a stadium. He took Colney into Highbury, now he takes it into Ashburton Grove.
That’s the key to the fluency of Arsenal’s attacking patterns, while the three centrebacks give them a solidity that’s lifted them to fourth place
Arsenal needed only three minutes to slice through the Huddersfield defence: Ozil to Lacazette to Xhaka to Ramsey, flick to Lacazette.
He ‘s such a bright and tidy striker – and busy too. He then had a clever chip over the keeper hooked off the line.
But it was only 1-0 at half-time.
Giroud replaced Lacazette and Mesut Ozil demolished the newly-promoted visitors with two assists and a goal in a dazzling second-half spell.
Ozil is 29-year old World Cup winner whose contract expires at the end of this season. But you knew that.
Arsenal v Man United is on Saturday at 5.30pm.
Everton v Huddersfield is at 3pm and their midfielder Wayne Rooney scored a hat-trick for Everton last night.
It’s a beautifully blue sunny day in London town & I’m really looking forward to my breakfast, and to Christmas. My Xmas starts when I have my first mince pie…and I had three last week.