Arsene Wenger has admitted that while everything came together in the end against Huddersfield, Arsenal’s game lacked urgency after we scored our first goal.

If you saw how quickly Alexandre Lacazette netted Arsenal’s first goal against Huddersfield on Wednesday night and then the final score, you’d be forgiven for thinking Arsene Wenger’s men had dominated throughout. Especially seeing as the any odds comparison service showed odds in Arsenal’s favour.

However, this wasn’t the case. In fact, at just 1-0 up, the Gunners were on the back-foot for a lot of the first half.

“I felt that I was not pleased with everything, but we started well and I think after that we slowly lot a bit of our edge, the urgency in our game and a little bit as well in the second half we gave them one or two chances,” Wenger said post-match.
“We missed as well the second goal, but after that once we scored we played with freedom, with drive, with creativity and our link play became fantastic to watch in the last 20 minutes.”
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LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 29: Manager of Arsenal Arsene Wenger looks on during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Huddersfield Town at Emirates Stadium on November 29, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Fortunately, whether something just clicked into place or the Huddersfield players’ legs gave up, Arsenal scored their second in the 68th minute and then couldn’t stop. Olivier Giroud netted a brace, Mesut Ozil scored after assisting twice in two minutes, and even Alexis Sanchez got involved despite being poor for the rest of the game.

5-0 would have been a flattering scoreline if the Gunners hadn’t turned it on for the last 20 minutes.

Overall, we had 21 shots, seven on target, to Huddersfields’ seven, two on target. We also had 71% possession.

Arsenal face Manchester United on Saturday for the first time this season and while the Red Devils would have been vast favourites earlier in the campaign, now, the soccer betting odds are looking far more even.

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