Premier League – Leeds United at home to Arsenal
Arsenal looking to secure valuable away points and retain top spot, as they visit Leeds on Sunday – Kick-off 2:00pm GMT.
Arsenal, remain in contention for Champion’s League qualification, sitting in first place and 13 places above fourteenth placed Leeds, going into the clash.
This season’s Premier League campaign, has so far seen Leeds United achieve nine points
Leeds come to this fixture on the back of a victory, having beaten Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park.
Also, league success is all about winning football matches, any way you can, so three losses in five matches would not make this a successful season for Leeds. With a fourteenth position in the league and 2 wins, 3 losses and 3 draws, they currently have nine points in the League having won two matches, drawn three meetings, and lost three games.
Leeds have won two meetings and drawn two matches of their four League matches at home this season.
A win in this fixture, would take Leeds United’s points from 9 to 12, so far this season.
Leeds’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Jesse Marsch, ahead of this Sunday’s fixture against their opponents.
Arsenal will seek to retain their position at the top of the table, this meeting is no exception
Also, League leaders Arsenal keep finding ways to win, having secured eight victories in their last nine fixtures is astonishing this season, worthy of Champion’s League qualification. They are the team to beat, with 24 points and sitting at the top of the table (current record: 8W – 1L and 0D) having won eight games and lost one game.
Playing away from home, Arsenal have won three fixtures and lost one game.
The ultimate prize this season will be for Arsenal to finish top of the Premier League and secure automatic qualification for the Champion’s League. However, they must play each game as it comes and secure the points, if that is to be achieved.
Arsenal are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Mikel Arteta is concerned that Sunday’s fixture could see him without three of his key players
Leeds United v Arsenal – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Arsenal with a greater number of wins. In the last 32 meetings, they have enjoyed 20 wins, to Leeds’s seven victories. Further, Arsenal have been hugely successful away to Leeds of late, winning 16 matches times in the last nine. The last time both teams met in this competition was May 2022 and the score line ended up with a 2-1 win for The Whites.
Other players of note for Leeds are Rodrigo Moreno and Luis Sinisterra with four goals each and for Arsenal are Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli with five goals both.