Leeds United will attempt to stop Arsenal's moving train on Sunday but will they succeed? (Photo credit: Sky Sports)
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|Leeds United will attempt to stop Arsenal's moving train on Sunday but will they succeed? (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
Leeds United sits just two points off the drop zone in 15th and would celebrate any type of point against the North Londoners on Sunday.
It won’t be a sensational headline if Arsenal wins at Elland Road, but the lots of Leeds United will be massively boosted if they can earn something from the game. Leeds works way too hard for the kind of results they get and it’s time for them to start improving.
Arsenal is on top of the Premier League but they can’t afford to slip up. The Gunners beat Bodo/Glimt in Europe in midweek to boost their chances of qualifying for the next round as group winners; the trip back from Norway is said to have been a difficult one.
Mikel Arteta said in his presser that the boys haven’t been able to train well following their return from Norway. Arsenal beat Liverpool last weekend and it was such a huge statement that has now firmly thrown them into the title race.
How will Leeds line up? They will welcome back Sinisterra who was sent off at Villa and will also be able to hand a starting role to Patrick Bamford. Rodrigo and Jack Harrison have been amazing in their own rights and Aaronson has been a revelation.
How will Leeds manage the chaotic runs of Gabriel Martinelli, Gabriel Jesus, and Bukayo Saka? Do they have what it takes to dominate the midfield and win second balls? Arsenal is clearly the likely winner in this fixture but is any upset possible?
Arsenal beat Leeds United home and away last season and in fact, the hosts are yet to beat Arsenal since they returned to the Premier League; their best result was a goalless draw against a ten-man Arsenal in their first season of return.
Leeds will have to manage their disciplinary problems against the Gunners as they always get booked in games; Arsenal will dominate corner kicks and set pieces in general but when the final whistle blows at Elland Road, who would win the game?