Good afternoon and welcome to stay protection of Arsenal vs Leeds United from the Emirates the place the guests have by no means received, shedding 5 occasions and drawing as soon as on their journeys in league and Cup for the reason that Gunners moved from Highbury. It was a curious sport final season. Leeds have been battered within the first half and went all the way down to 10 males when Luke Ayling, pissed off by Gabriel Martinelli’s skinning of him, obtained himself despatched off after 27 minutes together with his aspect 2-0 down. However Arsenal didn’t press down their benefit and although Leeds barely improved, they clawed one again and will/ought to have stolen a degree with Rodrigo’s late header.
In the course of the match at Elland Street earlier this season which featured a 40-minute hiatus for VAR to be rebooted, Leeds really rattled Arsenal within the second half after Rodrigo had made a present of a purpose to Bukayo Saka with the hospital go of all hospital passes. Patrick Bamford missed a penalty and one other excellent probability to equalise and VAR rose from the useless to chalk off a stoppage-time penalty awarded to the house aspect for a Bamford collision with Gabriel that the Leeds centre-forward finally was deemed to have initiated.
So Leeds journey with some hope from latest performances … and none in any respect given their file there – and Arsenal’s latest present of resilience and brilliance since rallying towards Aston villa to win 4-2 and begin a run of six successive wins that has fortified their lead on the prime of the Premier League and introduced a primary title for 19 years nearer.
They are going to begin in the present day with out Takehiro Tomiyasu, Mohamed Elneny Eddie Nketiah and William Saliba however Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney ought to be OK. Leeds misplaced their two greatest gamers since Christmas – Max Wöber and Willy Gnonto – to harm whereas on worldwide obligation, Tyler Adams is contact and go to return earlier than the top of the season whereas Stuart Dallas and Adam Forshaw are nonetheless a way off.