Arsenal team news: Mesut Ozil missing again as Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang lead line against Huddersfield

MESUT OZIL is missing once again for Arsenal at home to Huddersfield – the fourth Premier League match in a row.

The German missed the Premier League games against Bournemouth, Tottenham and Manchester United and is not in today's matchday squad.

Arsenal team news: Mesut Ozil missing again as Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang lead line against HuddersfieldPA:Press Association1 Mesut Ozil is out once again for Arsenal as they take on Huddersfield at the Emirates

🕑 Time for #ARSHUD team lineups…

It’s so good to have you back in the squad, @6_LKOSCIELNY and @_nachomonreal 👋 pic.twitter.com/7pLKzt104C

— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) December 8, 2018

 

He is still recovering from back ache and Unai Emery has opted for a change in formation to take on the Terriers.

Arsenal look to be starting with a 3-5-2 formation with the league's top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang partnered in attack by Alexandre Lacazette.

Granit Xhaka, who has captained the side in Laurent Koscielny's absence this season, returns from suspension but Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi retain their places also.

As expected, Bernd Leno is protected by Shkodran Mustafi, Sokratis and Stephan Lichtsteiner.

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The latter comes in for Rob Holding who ruptured his ACL in the 2-2 draw at Old Trafford in midweek.

In his programme notes, Emery said Aaron Ramsey would have a late fitness test to see if he is ready to play.

And clearly the Welshman was not deemed fit enough to make the game and is not involved.

Club captain Koscielny and full-back Nacho Monreal both return from injury to make the bench.

TEAM NEWS with @ViessmannUK: #htafc Head Coach David Wagner has made three changes to his starting XI for today's @premierleague game against @Arsenal; 3pm kick-off.

➡️Tommy Smith (c), Chris Löwe and @Chilliams19
⬅️@BillingPhilip, @FloHadergjonaj and Erik Durm#ARSHUD (AT) pic.twitter.com/NTOccpy8DQ

— Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) December 8, 2018

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