Mikel Arteta will captain Arsenal against Jesse Marsch’s Leeds on Sunday, as they want to extend their winning streak and maintain their lead at the top of the Premier League.
Arsenal head to Leeds United in the Premier League on Sunday in pursuit of their seventh consecutive win in all competitions.
The Gunners overcame Liverpool 3-2 last weekend to maintain their lead in the Premier League, before defeating Bodo/Glimt in the Europa League in midweek to maintain their strong start to the season in both tournaments.
But standing in their way of another three points tonight is Leeds, who have gone winless in their previous five Premier League games, most recently losing to a 2-1 setback at Crystal Palace.
When is Leeds vs Arsenal?
Leeds vs. Arsenal will take place at Elland Road on Sunday, October 16 at 2 p.m.
The last time these two teams met in the Premier League was in May, when Arsenal defeated their visitors 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium.
Eddie Nketiah scored twice in the opening 10 minutes to put Arsenal up 2-0 before halftime, and although Diego Llorente halving the deficit in the 66th minute, the hosts held on for the three points.
The match has not been selected for live coverage but highlights will be available on Match of the Day 2 at 22:30 on BBC One, which is also available to stream via BBC iPlayer and the BBC iPlayer app.
Leeds vs Arsenal odds from Betfred
- Leeds – 5/1
- Draw – 7/2
- Arsenal – 4/7
Leeds manager Jesse Marsch wants his team to start picking up points immediately to relieve pressure on his position at the club, since the club has not won a league game since August. The Whites, on the other hand, will be well rested for this match after having a full week to prepare.
Marsch will remain without the quartet of Archie Gray (ankle), Leo Hjelde, Adam Forshaw (ankle) and Stuart Dallas (thigh), although Junior Firpo and Luis Sinisterra (suspension) will return. Patrick Bamford will hope to keep his place in the starting lineup, although Leeds could remain otherwise unchanged for this tie.
Aaron Ramsdale, Gabriel Maghaeles, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus will all look to return to the starting lineup after being rested on Thursday, but the Gunners will remain without the injured trio of Oleksandr Zinchenko (calf), Emile Smith Rowe (groin) and Mohamed Elneny (thigh).
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As for Arsenal, Mikel Arteta’s side were in Europa League action in Norway in midweek where a number of first team regulars were on display, but the Spaniard will be hoping that they are fit and firing to go once more on Sunday.