Arsenal’s return to Premier League action couldn’t be harder than facing a relentless Leeds United side this weekend, who are guaranteed to keep up the pressure for the full 90 minutes
The Gunners have seen their key men rack up minutes in the international window, while others, like Elneny and Kolasinac, will not be involved because of other issues like Covid-19 and injuries.
This season is the campaign that Arsenal want to make a return to the top four and matches like this are the games that they simply have to win, although they are having very topsy-turvy results so far in the League.
Even though he will have players that have been traveling extensively back for the league game, Mikel Arteta’s team will have to find a way to win this game as a response to their 3-0 home loss just before the international break or will suffer the ire of fans for yet another week.
But you have to think that Arsenal will win this one, considering that Leeds have conceded four in each of their last two games, and the Gunners best form has been reserved for our away games, with our only defeats on the road coming at Liverpool and Man City. So, as far as I am concerned, the bookies offering a price on an Arsenal win being better than even money, is extremely generous, although I think I would probably use a Coral promo code for sports betting so that I have added insurance in case we suffer another embarrassing defeat. Although I have unwavering belief that Arteta will have the players well-tuned to get ourselves back to winning ways.
Standard Sports’ Simon Collings was giving his opinion about the game and he highlighted the points that have been talked about above, before adding that the game would be the true test of what Arsenal’s squad is made up of.
An Excerpt reads: “So what better way for Arsenal to ease themselves back in then with a trip to Leeds, a side renowned for their relentless pressing and all-action style. Sunday will be a true test of Mikel Arteta’s squad depth.”
Sometimes I wish Arteta would rotate his squad players more often, as when the youngsters are promoted to the Europa League and League Cup squads, they are all out to impress Arteta and try to get more chances in the first team. The youngsters that have been training with Arteta while the established stars have been using their energy on international duty may be more fresh and ready to inflict punishment on Leeds.
What do you think?