Leeds United boss Javi Gracia has been urged by Paul Robinson to carry again from dropping Wilfried Gnonto to the bench with the Italian proving an actual vibrant spark for the Whites.
Why has Gracia dropped Gnonto?
The Italian began within the victory towards Southampton again in February, nonetheless, he was withdrawn after 61 minutes for Crysencio Summerville.
And within the two video games following the sport at Elland Street towards the Saints, the £20k-per-week ace discovered himself ranging from the bench and performed a mixed 46 minutes throughout these video games (by way of Transfermarkt).
Gnotno has been enjoying for his nationwide aspect over the previous few days however did decide up an damage of their victory over Malta which noticed him withdrawn after simply 22 minutes.
Chatting with MOT Leeds Information, Sky Sports activities man Robinson has expressed his frustration with Gracia dropping Gnonto and has urged him to play the teen following the return after the worldwide break if he’s match:
“If he’s match he has to play and I’m not too positive why he wasn’t enjoying. I’m not positive why Gracia was leaving him out,” Robinson stated.
“He’s our best-attacking menace, he’s direct and possibly the participant of the season till the brand new supervisor got here in. He got here again in towards Wolves and was in all probability one of the best participant on the park once more I don’t perceive why he wouldn’t begin each sport except he was match.”
Will Gnonto be accessible for the Arsenal sport?
The Italian winger was seen receiving therapy on his proper ankle earlier than being withdrawn within the sport on Sunday and was described as trying “uncomfortable“.
“Gnonto is coping with a sprain, I hope it’s nothing to fret about,” stated Roberto Mancini after the sport.
Nonetheless, fear is definitely one thing which most Leeds followers might be doing with one in every of their fundamental males doubtlessly set to be sidelined at an important a part of the marketing campaign.
Leeds’ struggles this season have been there for all to see, however their win towards Wolverhampton Wanderers dragged them out of the relegation zone in the intervening time.
However the Whites are unable to chill out with defeat on the weekend doubtlessly seeing them fall straight again into the underside three relying on outcomes elsewhere.
In his debut marketing campaign within the Premier League, Gnotno has supplied Leeds with two targets and three assists – two of these assists coming within the final two video games (by way of Transfermarkt).
Journalist Phil Hay hailed Gnonto as “magic” earlier within the season and also you solely should look to their final sport towards Wolves to see how huge of a menace he’s having been fouled 4 occasions within the sport at Molineux (by way of SofaScore).
He additionally ranks inside the highest tenth percentile for progressive carries amongst wingers within the different prime 5 leagues in addition to offering a formidable return of three.47 shot-creating actions per 90 minutes (by way of Fbref).
Contemplating Leeds discover themselves struggling on the fallacious finish of the desk, maybe Robinson’s criticism is legitimate given how a lot of a menace Gnonto has confirmed to be.