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Predicted Leeds XI, group information vs Arsenal

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Leeds United might want to finish a close to 20-year hoodoo if they’re to finish their poor run of type within the Premier League this afternoon.

The Whites welcome table-topping Arsenal to Elland Highway later at present, a facet they haven’t defeated since 2003 and one which in newer instances has fully dominated them on the pitch.

Jesse Marsch is dealing with loads of choice dilemmas as his facet are winless in 5 outings, the final coming at Stamford Bridge in late August, the place the Yorkshire giants shocked Chelsea with a 3-0 victory.

After a 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace final weekend, it is going to be fascinating to see if the American head coach tinkers along with his beginning lineup in any respect, so right here’s what we’re predicting forward of kick-off…

Leeds followers, prediction in opposition to Arsenal?

Whites win!



Gunners win!

Gunners win!

Illan Meslier is Leeds’ no.1 and nothing ought to change there. Nevertheless, his backline may see the primary swap as vice-captain Luke Ayling takes the place of Rasmus Kristensen at right-back.

The £35k-per-week star joins fellow stalwart and captain Liam Cooper, in addition to Robin Koch and Pascal Struijk – favoured over Junior Firpo at left-back – in defence.

Ex-Gunners graduate Ayling hasn’t began a Premier League fixture because the pink card incident on this very fixture final season that noticed him branded as “disgusting” and as an “fool” by Sky Sports activities pundit Jamie Carragher, in addition to “disgraceful” by talkSPORT’s Alex Criminal.

A two-man midfield base of Marc Roca and Tyler Adams isn’t going to alter anytime quickly, particularly with Adam Forshaw on the therapy desk however additional up the pitch, the previous RB Salzburg boss has a troublesome name to make.

Luis Sinisterra is out there as soon as once more after suspension, so he may come straight again in on the appropriate flank within the second and ultimate change from final Sunday. This could trigger a bit of shuffle because it means Brenden Aaronson returns to a central position, with Rodrigo reverting again to his place as a no.9.

Jack Harrison additionally retains his place on the left flank, that means it’s Patrick Bamford who makes method upfront after a “rusty” show in opposition to the Eagles.

Predicted Leeds XI (4-2-3-1): Meslier; Struijk, Cooper, Koch, Ayling; Roca, Adams; Harrison, Aaronson, Sinisterra; Rodrigo

AND in different information, Marsch should brutally axe “rusty” £35k-p/w light-weight at present, he’s holding Leeds again

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