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Unai Emery says he is confident of sealing a top-four slot after Arsenal secured their first away win since November at Huddersfield.

Arsenal's wait for a first away clean sheet of the season continues to elude them.

Victory moves Arsenal a point behind fourth-placed Manchester United in the congested race for UEFA Champions League qualification, with Chelsea going to Manchester City on Sunday afternoon (Monday morning AEDT).

As if to justify the figures that put him top of Nigeria's highest earning soccer stars, Iwobi got the evening's opening salvo, before Alexandre Lacazette sealed the 2-1 away win at John Smith's Stadium.

Emery's side now have a two-week break from the Premier League as they take on BATE Borisov in the Europa League, but return to domestic action on February 24 when they host Southampton.

"This victory was very important, the points and to be closer to the top four, " Emery told his post-match presser. We tried everything, we gave everything to win the game right until the end.

While Arsenal scored twice, Huddersfield fired off 15 shots to the Londoner's nine and had more efforts on target than the Gunners.

"We are at the moment one point off Manchester United".

"It always seems to happen when we are two goals in front, so maybe we are losing a little bit of concentration because we feel too comfortable when the games are coming to the end". He has a very good physical condition. Judge us by our work and what the players are doing and this makes me proud.

Wright said: "What I like about [Alex] Iwobi, somebody that takes a lot of stick from the Arsenal fan base, is he continually tries to get forward and tries to play his game, which is taking players on and getting into the box".

"Everybody worked very hard and we were unlucky to concede the goal but overall it was a deserved win".

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