Arsenal extended their unbeaten run to 21 games in all competitions after beating Huddersfield Town 1-0 and Unai Emery told his players not to be distracted by any off-field stories.

On Friday, a national newspaper published a video which it claimed showed some Arsenal players allegedly taking nitrous oxide before the season started.

Arsenal issued a statement in which it said the players "will be spoken to" and "reminded of their responsibilities as representatives of the club".

And Emery is keen for his men to maintain their focus after Lucas Torreira's 83rd-minute overhead kick delivered the three points on Saturday.

"Maybe you are speaking about the problem outside of here but, for me, the club and inside we can't speak about that," Emery told a media conference.

"Then, no distractions, I don't want distractions. Today I think every player is focused on the match.

"It was a tough match, it was a slow rhythm but we want it and I think we deserved to win."

The Gunners accumulated five yellow cards in the loss and Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Shkodran Mustafi picked up their fifth bookings of the campaign.

That means both defenders will be suspended for next weekend's trip to Southampton and will be missing along with Rob Holding, who ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament at Manchester United on Wednesday.

However, Emery is confident that he has enough options in that department, with club captain Laurent Koscielny back on the bench against Huddersfield for the first time this season.

"Now, I don't know how we are going to play next week," Emery joked. "But we have players. 

"[Stephan] Lichtsteiner was playing centre-back [against Huddersfield], and in Manchester also. Koscielny is coming also. Nacho Monreal. I do have players."

Huddersfield, who drew at Manchester City and Chelsea towards the end of last season, came close to claiming a point in a game in which there were only two shots on target.

"This is enough if you are Huddersfield Town to deserve a point, unfortunately we don't have it, which is obviously disappointing," coach David Wagner said.

"I can see how we performed defensively against a top-class side and I can see the positives. I know that we altogether can keep our head high after this performance."

Granit Xhaka joked Arsenal's Lucas Torreira wants to be like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette after the Uruguay international's overhead kick gave the Gunners a 1-0 victory over Huddersfield Town.

Torreira dispatched an acrobatic effort in the 83rd minute to move the Gunners into the Premier League's top four and extend their unbeaten run to 21 games in all competitions.

Though Arsenal started with the Premier League's joint-top scorer Aubameyang and Lacazette together in attack, it was Torreira, who only scored his first Arsenal goal earlier this month, who proved to be their match-winner.

"I think he wants to be like Aubameyang or Lacazette!" Xhaka told BBC Sport.

"It was an important goal for the whole team because it was not easy."

Torreira opened his Arsenal account in a 4-2 north London derby win over Tottenham last Sunday.

Three days later Unai Emery's men claimed a 2-2 draw at Manchester United, with Xhaka pleased that they were able to pick up seven points from a possible nine in the space of seven days.

"It was a perfect week for us, I think," he added.

"Tottenham at home, Manchester United away, today. I think it is perfect for us.

"We still have a lot of things to improve, of course, but we can be happy. It is not normal to go 21 matches unbeaten.

"We have to believe from the first minute to the end and again we showed a good character."

Lucas Torreira's 83rd-minute overhead kick earned Arsenal a 1-0 victory over Huddersfield Town that moved them into the top four and extended their unbeaten run to 21 games in all competitions.

The Gunners had scored in each of their 14 Premier League matches since a 2-0 loss to Manchester City in their opening fixture, but they were frustrated by a stubborn Huddersfield side until Torreira's strike late on.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who had missed a great chance in the first half, provided the assist with a chip into the middle that an unmarked Torreira acrobatically fired in.

Arsenal moved up to third with the victory while Huddersfield dropped into the relegation zone.

Alexandre Lacazette and Aubameyang were paired together and both strikers spurned clear chances within a minute just before the half-hour mark.

Aubameyang directed Granit Xhaka's attempted shot wide before Lacazette slipped and fired over when found by Matteo Guendouzi.

Referee Paul Tierney handed out seven first-half yellow cards – five of those shown in as many minutes – and Arsenal felt further injustice when Lacazette was denied the opener having been adjudged offside, though the flag only went up after Huddersfield's Mathias Jorgensen had touched the ball.

As he did against Tottenham, Arsenal boss Unai Emery made a double switch at half-time as he brought on Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi.

Huddersfield were also forced into two alterations in quick succession due to injury, and between the two substitutions Alex Pritchard was denied a penalty when he claimed Hector Bellerin clipped him.

Shkodran Mustafi then picked up an injury and forced Emery into a final change in the 66th minute, and the alternations contributed to Arsenal's lack of fluency.

Yet seven minutes from time Torreira finally broke Huddersfield's resistance.

Aubameyang brought down Guendouzi's ball in the box and though his initial effort was blocked by Terence Kongolo, the Gabon international spotted Torreira and lifted the ball into the midfielder to smash in an emphatic winner.

Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac has saluted the meticulous approach of head coach Unai Emery and is convinced the Spaniard has the Gunners improving "personally, tactically and technically".

Emery was selected as the successor to the long-serving Arsene Wenger at the end of last season, with the Frenchman departing after 22 years at the helm.

Despite going down as both a Premier League and Arsenal icon, many pundits felt Wenger was holding the Gunners back in the final years of his tenure.

The appointment of Emery was initially met with surprise, as his reputation was not particularly boosted by his time at Paris Saint-Germain due to underwhelming results in the Champions League.

However, Arsenal go into Saturday's clash with Huddersfield Town unbeaten in 20 matches across all competitions, and Kolasinac has no doubt Emery's coaching methods are having the desired impact.

"When you don't lose a game for that long, the belief is there for everyone," the defender told Sky Sports.

"Last season, we didn't have a run like this, but when you're 20 unbeaten you have lots of confidence and belief and sometimes things take care of themselves. We're stronger in what we're doing this year, probably.

"The manager always prepares us very well for games. We watch a lot of videos, and, speaking as a full-back, he and his staff will show us what we're doing well and what we need to improve. That helps a lot when you're shown things.

"It might be that you weren't standing right in one game, make sure you stand in a better position in the next one. That means you learn from game to game and become better, and it's a key to success.

"The first two games [which Arsenal lost to Manchester City and Chelsea], we had envisaged those going better, but to come back in the way we have is amazing.

"Game to game we're getting stronger, better on the ball. I feel that we are developing personally, tactically and technically too.

"We're taking strides forward and I hope we can keep this unbeaten run going on for as long as possible."

Unai Emery has suggested Matteo Guendouzi should go for a trim in reaction to Marouane Fellaini pulling the Arsenal midfielder's hair on Wednesday.

Manchester United's Fellaini used an unorthodox method to stop his opponent in the 2-2 draw, tugging him back by his long hair during the second half at Old Trafford.

Referee Andre Marriner saw the incident and opted against showing a card to the Belgium international, meaning he will not face any retrospective action.

Emery is happy to move on after the incident but did jokingly propose his player should follow Fellaini - who recently shaved off his hair - by going shorter on top.

"I think the best thing for the next match is for Matteo to cut his hair, and this problem is finished, like Fellaini did!" Arsenal's boss told the media.

The Spaniard added: "When I was a player it was the same. Today, with the cameras, all the situations happening in the 90 minutes can be seen.

"Some questions are, for me, between the players on the pitch. If it's not a good action they can receive a card. On the pitch, the situation happened and it's between the players."

On a more serious matter, Emery expects a tough test for the Gunners - who are on a 20-game unbeaten run in all competitions - against Huddersfield Town at Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

He also called on the Arsenal supporters to back the team again after they played their part in inspiring the fightback against Tottenham in a see-saw north London derby last Sunday.

"It's a team that is very well organised. They played in Bournemouth, they lost but played well," Emery said.

"They won [at Wolves] and every team has good players and organisation here in the Premier League.

"We need the same spirit as on Sunday. Every supporter needs to feel that with us, and push like they pushed against Tottenham. The draw yesterday is only good if we win against Huddersfield."

Unai Emery will take no risks with the returning Laurent Koscielny as the defender nears a comeback after seven months out.

The centre-back has not featured for the first team since rupturing his Achilles in the Europa League semi-final second leg against Atletico Madrid in May, with the injury ruling him out of France's World Cup squad.

However, after a lengthy recovery period, Koscielny has lined up for Arsenal's under-23 team twice and could be involved with the squad for Saturday's Premier League fixture with Huddersfield Town.

"We are on a gradual way with him," Emery told the media on Thursday.

"He's played two matches with the under-23s. He played 85 minutes on Tuesday and our plan is that he can maybe be with us in the 18 on Saturday. Maybe he can play against Qarabag in the Europa League.

"He's working with us with very big performances every day in training. He's playing for the under-23s with a good feeling. The next step is for him to be with us."

When asked what the 33-year-old will bring to the team, the Spaniard replied: "Experience, quality, personality. We need every player and we need also for him to train with us. The next step is playing. He can play with us and be with us normally."

Koscielny's return may come at a good time after fellow defender Rob Holding suffered a potentially serious knee injury in the 2-2 draw against Manchester United on Wednesday.

Emery revealed the club's medical staff are continuing to assess the Englishman, adding: "We are waiting. The club can give us communication about this.

"The best news for me is [being] calm, but the doctors are looking at him and they are going to communicate with us. At the moment, the first news is not good."

Aaron Ramsey was also forced off at half-time at Old Trafford with a right ankle problem, though Emery is still hopeful the Welshman - as well as Mesut Ozil - may be fit to feature at Emirates Stadium this weekend.

"It's a different injury. It's smaller than Rob's," the former Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain boss said when offering an update over Ramsey's fitness.

"Today it's very early because this morning we have been working, but with the players who didn't play yesterday. Tomorrow we'll train before the game on Saturday and that's the moment you can know if the players will be okay or not for Saturday."

On Ozil, who has been out with a back injury, he added: "This morning he worked with the physiotherapist on the pitch, running and touching the ball. Tomorrow will be the decision."

It was a great couple of days for goalscorers in the Premier League, as matchday 15 saw its 20 teams record a feat that had not been achieved for eight years.

Laurent Koscielny could make his first-team return after seven months out with an Achilles injury when Arsenal host Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe admitted his side were not at their best as they resisted a Huddersfield Town comeback to win 2-1 at the Vitality Stadium, but said he hopes the win will prompt a return to "champagne football".

Callum Wilson scored his eighth Premier League goal of the season, as well as assisting another, as Bournemouth ended a run of four straight defeats with a 2-1 victory over Huddersfield Town. 

Holders Chelsea will begin their FA Cup defence with a home tie against Nottingham Forest, while Arsenal could face non-league opposition in the third round.

The Blues beat Manchester United 1-0 at Wembley in May thanks to an Eden Hazard penalty, in what proved to be Antonio Conte's last game as head coach.

Championship Forest were 4-2 winners over Arsenal in the third round last season and Unai Emery's men could have a venture into the unknown if Solihull Moors of the National League can overcome League One Blackpool in a second-round replay.

Premier League leaders Manchester City, who were knocked out by Wigan Athletic in the fifth round last season, entertain Rotherham United.

City's neighbours United are also at home to Championship strugglers in the form of Reading.

Liverpool will travel to Wolves in one of only two all-Premier League ties, with Bournemouth hosting Brighton and Hove Albion.

Tottenham, still seeking their first trophy under Mauricio Pochettino, face a trip to Merseyside against either Southport of the National League North or League Two Tranmere Rovers.

Ties will take place between January 4-7.

FA Cup third round – draw in full

Bolton Wanderers v Walsall or Sunderland
Millwall v Hull City
Gillingham v Cardiff City
Brentford v Oxford United
Sheffield Wednesday v Luton Town
Manchester United v Reading
Everton v Lincoln City
Tranmere Rovers or Southport v Tottenham
Preston North End v Doncaster Rovers
Newcastle United v Blackburn Rovers
Chelsea v Nottingham Forest
Crystal Palace v Grimsby Town
Derby County v Southampton
Accrington Stanley v Ipswich Town
Bristol City v Huddersfield Town
Wrexham or Newport County v Leicester City
Fulham v Oldham Athletic
Shrewsbury Town v Stoke City
Solihull Moors or Blackpool v Arsenal
Manchester City v Rotherham United
Bournemouth v Brighton and Hove Albion
West Ham v Birmingham City
Woking v Watford
Burnley v Barnsley
QPR v Leeds United
Sheffield United v Barnet
Norwich City v Portsmouth
Guiseley or Fleetwood v AFC Wimbledon
West Brom v Wigan Athletic
Middlesbrough v Peterborough United or Bradford City
Wolves v Liverpool
Aston Villa v Swansea City
 

Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner bemoaned the performance of referee Michael Oliver after his side were reduced to 10 men in a 2-1 defeat to Brighton.

Steve Mounie saw red for Huddersfield midway through the first half of Saturday's encounter, which was settled by Florin Andone's first Brighton goal in the 69th minute.

Mounie's dismissal came after Mathias Jorgensen had netted the fastest Premier League goal of the season, with Shane Duffy then restoring parity in first-half stoppage time.

Wagner believes referee Oliver made a harsh call in awarding a red card for Mounie's challenge on Yves Bissouma and suggested a late tackle by Brighton's Leon Balogun should have resulted in a similar punishment.

"If Steve Mounie's situation is a red card, then the tackle from Balogun in the second half has to be a red card too," Wagner told reporters.

"I'm proud with my players' effort and attitude, but the game was settled by big decisions and the big decisions all were wrong, in my opinion.

"[There] was [also] a clear penalty on Alex Pritchard and a red card because it was a clear chance.

"The referee doesn't do this on purpose, of course, but it made today's football no fun.

"In my opinion, neither the Mounie challenge nor the Balogun challenge were reds; both were yellow cards.

"In my opinion, both should be judged in the same way."

Brighton boss Chris Hughton was delighted with Andone's display, the striker – a pre-season arrival from Deportivo la Coruna – marking his first start for the club with a valuable goal.

"I'm really pleased for him, because he's had to wait," Hughton told Brighton's official website.

"It's a long hard season and that's why you want your strikers to continue working as hard as possible."

"We have a squad that is really pushing and we made a decision to play him today. Huddersfield play quite a high line and we felt we might benefit from having Andone's runs in behind."

Florin Andone's first goal for Brighton and Hove Albion secured a come-from-behind 2-1 win at 10-man Huddersfield Town.

The pre-season arrival from Deportivo La Coruna produced a fine diving header to complete the turnaround after Mathias Jorgensen's opener, the fastest Premier League goal this season, was cancelled out by Shane Duffy.

Jorgensen struck after just 55 seconds but David Wagner's side conceded on the brink of half-time following Steve Mounie's red card for a foul on Yves Bissouma.

And Andone came up with the winner on his first start as the visitors' numerical advantage told, bringing a halt to the Terriers' recent revival and giving Chris Hughton's men their first win since October. 

The deadlock was broken inside the opening minute as Bruno attempted to clear but succeeded only in sending the ball into the heart of his own penalty area, where Jorgensen leapt above Mat Ryan to head home. 

A fine save from Jonas Lossl and follow-up block by Jonathan Hogg denied Duffy and Andone in quick succession as the hosts somehow held firm.

Mounie's dismissal tested their resolve further still, the Benin international given his marching orders after his tentative challenge resulted in his foot making contact with Bissouma's shin.

The 10 men went close to doubling their lead just before the break, but Aaron Mooy's free-kick was tipped to safety by Ryan. 

That proved a telling save as Brighton levelled it up in first-half-stoppage time courtesy of Duffy's bullet header from Solly March's cross, which came after Bruno had won and taken a quick corner. 

Lossl came to Huddersfield's rescue early in the second half to repel Bissouma's volley but was helpless to keep out Andone's header from March's pinpoint delivery.

 

What does it mean? Terriers tamed, Seagulls soar

Huddersfield had taken seven points from their last three outings, lifting them out of the relegation zone, but this was a reality-check for the Yorkshire club. It was a timely victory for Brighton, too, as they would have been only two points ahead of their hosts had they lost.  

March to victory

Both of Huddersfield's goals owed much to the quality of the deliveries from March, whose accuracy at picking out his team-mates in a crowded penalty area made all the difference in a game of fine margins.

Bruno no-no

Bruno's mishit clearance created danger where there was none and put his side on the back foot almost straight away. It left Brighton with an uphill struggle, although he did to his credit play a role in their equaliser. 

What's next?

Huddersfield head to Bournemouth on Tuesday while Brighton host fierce rivals Crystal Palace with the Premier League's top half in their sights.

Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner saluted Aaron Mooy's blend of skill and work ethic after his double secured a 2-0 Premier League win over Wolves on Sunday.

Mooy's first came after just six minutes – a cool finish from 20 yards to open his account for the season – and the Australia international whipped in a fine free-kick from a similar distance in the 74th minute to seal all three points.

It was not just in front of goal that Mooy impressed, however, with the 28-year-old putting in a tireless display to keep Wolves at bay, much to the delight of his boss.

"Aaron Mooy is a top-class player," Wagner told Match of the Day after the result lifted the Terriers off the foot of the table and up to 14th. 

"He has this calmness on the ball. His decision-making was great.

"You will rarely find a player with such good technique and vision who is prepared to work so hard for the team."

Wagner was delighted with the confident nature of his side's display at Molineux and wants them to maintain that in the coming weeks.

"The players have shown better performances – or at least comparable performances – this season but they have not got the rewards," he added.

"Today they got two goals, a clean sheet and have done fantastically well. I'm so happy for them.

"They've shown a lot of bravery to press an opponent such as Wolves so high up the pitch. We were able to minimise their opportunities.

"It lifts the confidence and their mood. Away wins are always very important in the Premier League and now we have the first one we have to try and surf on this wave we have created."

The result means that Wolves have now gone five games without a win and boss Nuno Espirito Santo acknowledged they had performed poorly.

"It was probably one of the worst performances we have had," he said. "We have to take a good look, find out why and prepare better.

"We were slightly better in second half but not enough. We were too far apart from each other. The team never felt together in both parts of the game – offensively and defensively.

"My job is easy. I have to find out why.

"We know that happiness doesn't last forever but this is how you show your character, bouncing back from these moments."

Aaron Mooy scored twice as Huddersfield Town moved off the bottom of the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Wolves at Molineux on Sunday.

David Wagner's side had dropped to the foot of the table following Fulham's win over Southampton on Saturday, but the congested nature of the league's bottom half means that a second victory in three games lifts them up to 14th.

Mooy's first came after just six minutes – a cool finish from 20 yards to open his account for the season – and the Australia international whipped in a fine free-kick from a similar distance in the 74th minute to seal all three points.

Wolves – who saw a Raul Jimenez effort hooked off the line in the second half – looked a shadow of the side that started the season so well and have now gone five games without a win.

Huddersfield started with a spring in their step and were rewarded with the opening goal. Erik Durm's low cross from the left was met on the edge of the penalty area by Mooy, who slotted into Rui Patricio's bottom-right corner.

Wagner's side comfortably kept Wolves at bay for the remainder of the first half and Steve Mounie could twice have doubled their advantage before the break.

He saw two headed efforts denied, the first repelled by Patricio from Mooy's corner and the other blocked in front of goal by Matt Doherty.

Wolves thought they had pulled level after 56 minutes, but Philip Billing acrobatically hooked clear Jimenez's header before the whole ball had crossed the line.

Billing then shot wide at the other end before Jimenez wasted a golden opportunity to equalise, poking well wide with only Jonas Lossl to beat.

That miss was brought into sharp focus 16 minutes from time when Mooy curled a 20-yard free-kick inside Patricio's left-hand post to wrap up a deserved victory for the revitalised Terriers.

 

What does it mean? Town look rejuvenated, Wolves struggling

After a torrid start to the season, Huddersfield are well and truly up and running. They picked up where they left off before the international break and have now gained seven points from a possible nine. Nuno Espirito Santo's side, meanwhile, looked bereft of ideas as their superb start to the season continues to unravel.

Mooy symbolises Terriers' fighting spirit

Mooy has often been a talismanic figure for Huddersfield and so it proved again at Molineux. Not only did he deliver two sublime finishes, but he worked tirelessly to frustrate the hosts in what was an all-action display.

Jimenez has a game to forgot

The Mexican striker was unlucky to see his effort hooked clear by Billing, but he has only himself to blame for making a mess of his one-on-one chance with Lossl shortly before Mooy's second goal.  

What's next?

Wolves visit Cardiff City on Friday, while Wagner's side welcome Brighton and Hove Albion to Yorkshire a day later.

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