Arsenal host Leeds United for the first time at the Emirates since 2004 this weekend in the Premier League. Only one point separates the two sides. The match schedules for Sunday, with kickoff at 7:30 pm.
The visitors head to Emirates stadium while sitting 10th in the table with a game in hand over their hosts. The Gunners slipped into the bottom half as a result of their defeat to Aston Villa last weekend.
The last meeting that saw Gunners welcome Leeds United at the Emirates when was they were en-route to the Invincible campaign. The match ended in a five-goal thriller with Robert Pires netting one goal while Thierry Henry with four goals.
A lot has changed for Arsenal over the decades as title league defenders. Their hopes of a top-four finish were again tainted, especially with their defeat to Aston Villa. It ended with another question mark over the fate of Mikel Arteta in turning around the sleeping giant.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men have won three of their last four games to climb above Arsenal in the table with a game in hand. Another victory would see the side secure three successive top-flight away wins for the first time since August 2002.
Leeds has a chance to pull more misery over Arsenal this Sunday after leading a 1-1 draw last time out, even with ten men on the pitch.
Arsenal vs. Leeds United Head to Head
Both sides have five games against each other, with Arsenal taking three wins while Leeds without a win. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Aston Villa 1-0 Arsenal
Wolves 2-1 Arsenal
Arsenal 0-0 Manchester United
Southampton 1-3 Arsenal
Southampton 1-0 Arsenal
Leeds United 2-0 Crystal Palace
Leeds United 1-2 Everton
Leicester City 1-3 Leeds United
Newcastle 1-2 Leeds United
Leeds 1-0 Brighton
Arsenal Team News
Fans will contend with another week of watching Tierney and Partey remain on the sidelines with respective injuries. It might force an Xhaka- El-Neny partnership with Ceballos on the fold. Martin Odegaard might get a debut while Arteta chooses to rest youngster Emile Smith-Rowe.
Leeds United Team News
Bielsa will contend with the fitness of Kalvin Philips after coming off their win against Crystal Palace. Jack Harrison has been in good form while netting three goals in his last four league games to earn a spot.
Prediction and Odds
This is a game that could go either way. However, Arsenal has more to lose in terms of a loss.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 2.5