Arsenal team news vs Huddersfield: Predicted line up – Ozil recovery, Holding replacement


ARSENAL are likely to switch formations in order to deal with injuries when Huddersfield Town visit the Emirates on Saturday (3pm).

Arsenal have several key players injured ahead of their Premier League clash with Huddersfield this afternoon.

The Gunners will be without both Mesut Ozil and Rob Holding against the Terriers while Aaron Ramsey is also doubtful after picking up a minor injury in midweek.

The trio of absentees could force Arsenal to change shape this weekend, reverting from a 3-4-2-1 back to a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Ozil has been sidelined for the last week after suffering a back spasm, with some suggesting it has potentially been caused due to his love of the video game Fortnite.

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Manager Unai Emery did not rule Ozil out of featuring this afternoon, although the German has not played since the 1-1 draw with Wolves last month.

Meanwhile, Holding is out for the next six to nine months after suffering a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee against Manchester United.

The 23-year-old had been playing as part of a back three during Arsenal’s 20-match unbeaten run, but a lack of fit centre-backs could see the Gunners switch to a flat back four.

Club captain Laurent Koscielny is nearing full fitness and could allow Emery to continue with his favoured formation, although the Frenchman is not expected to feature against Huddersfield.

Arsenal team news: Laurent Koscielny has been playing for the U23s as he recovers from injury (Image: GETTY)

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