English Premier League 2022-23 : Arsenal vs Leeds United Match Preview and Lineups

Arsenal vs Leeds United
GAME Arsenal vs Leeds United
DATE 01/04/2023
TIME 07:30 PM (Indian Standard Time)
ARENA Emirates Stadium
LEAGUE English Premier League

Match Preview of Arsenal vs Leeds United

On Saturday afternoon, Arsenal and Leeds United will face each other at the Emirates Stadium, with a significant gap of 13 places and 43 points separating them in the Premier League table. While the Gunners hold a comfortable lead at the top of the table, Leeds United is among the nine teams fighting to avoid relegation to the second tier.

In their last game, Arsenal secured a 4-1 victory against Crystal Palace, with Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli scoring in the first half and Granit Xhaka and Saka netting in the second half. Mikel Arteta's side is now eight points clear of reigning champions Manchester City at the top of the table, with a game in hand. Arsenal is looking to secure its seventh Premier League win in a row, but keeping a clean sheet at home has been a challenge this season.

Meanwhile, Leeds United picked up a crucial win against Wolverhampton Wanderers in their previous game, securing a 3-1 victory at the Molineux Stadium. Jack Harrison, Luke Ayling, and Rasmus Kristensen scored for Leeds, while Jonny and Matheus Cunha responded for Wolves. The win gave Leeds some breathing space, as they moved two points clear of the relegation zone.

Arsenal will miss Mohamed Elneny and Takehiro Tomiyasu for the rest of the season due to injury, while William Saliba and Thomas Partey are doubts for the game due to back and minor concerns, respectively. Eddie Nketiah is also unlikely to feature due to an ankle injury, and Kieran Tierney is a doubt after sustaining a calf injury during international duty.

Leeds, on the other hand, will miss Wilfried Gnonto and Maximilian Wober due to ankle and thigh injuries, respectively. Tyler Adams has also undergone surgery for a hamstring injury and is expected to be out for an extended period.

Arsenal and Leeds last faced each other in October, with the Gunners winning 1-0. The Yorkshire side has not beaten Arsenal in the Premier League since 2003.

Our Predicted Lineups

Arsenal possible starting lineup:Ramsdale; White, Holding, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Xhaka, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Jesus

Leeds United possible starting lineup: starting lineup:Meslier; Ayling, Koch, Struijk, Firpo; McKennie, Roca; Harrison, Aaronson, Sinisterra; Bamford

Who will win the match?

Prediction: Arsenal 3-0 Leeds United. Both Arsenal and Leeds are dealing with injury concerns heading into this match, but Arsenal should have enough quality to come out on top. Leeds will miss the presence of Gnonto, and this could make it difficult for them to take advantage of Arsenal's defensive vulnerabilities. Arsenal have been in good form recently and will be looking to extend their winning streak to seven games in the league. With a relatively comfortable home advantage, they should have no trouble securing all three points and reaching the 70-point mark.

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