Arsenal v Leeds Confirmed Team News & Predicted XI on Super Sunday

Leeds will make their way to London to take on Arsenal this evening, but will do so without at least two key players.

Thomas Partey will be a big miss for what will likely be a highly intense 90 minutes against the Whites, having been ruled with a strain to his left hamstring.

Kieran Tierney will also be absent, with the left-back having failed to recover from a strain to his lower-leg, and will miss his sixth match in a row for the Gunners.

It’s not all bad news however, as we are able to welcome back both David Luiz and Bernd Leno for today’s clash. The pair both got themselves sent off against Wolves and had to miss the loss to Aston Villa, but will hopefully help us return to winning ways today.

Predicted Arsenal team:

Leno
Bellerin Holding Mari Cedric
Ceballos Xhaka
Saka Odegaard Pepe
Lacazette

It pains me to leave both Aubameyang and Smith Rowe out today, but I feel like the two could well be rested ahead of the Europa League tie this week, and there is multiple reports who believe that the Norwegian is due to make his full debut today.

I was also unsure on who to name in the back four alongside Rob Holding, with Gabriel Magalhaes and David Luiz also in contention, but the chosen pairing was central to overturning our torrid form in December, and could well be the selection to end our current winless run also.

Will today’s line-up be named with the Europa League clash in mind? Who is your favoured CB pairing when everyone is at 100%?

Patrick

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34 Comments

  1. Jax says:

    Welcome back Luiz…yeah I’m up for that.😱😱😱

  2. OO6 says:

    The line up looks good.

  3. adajim says:

    there is no sure line up for the game today, am sure a lot of us will soon moan over the line up in less than 3hrs

  4. Sue says:

    We’re at home!

    1. Kev82 says:

      Yes unless we play Leeds twice at elland road this season Sue 😝

      1. Sue says:

        😁 3 points incoming, Kev?

        1. Kev82 says:

          I hope so Sue could we stand another defeat ? I hope you and Coco weren’t too frozen yesterday 😂

          1. Sue says:

            Alisson’s assist soon warmed my cockles, Kev 🤣🤣

          2. Kev82 says:

            Haha very smooth Sue 😂 he’s be on fire recently 😆 can safely say they won’t be winning the title this year 😄

    2. Sir Michael says:

      Sue Leeds never stop running the fittest team in the EPL Hard game

      1. Sue says:

        Exactly, Sir! They’re a bunch of duracell bunnies! We need to step it up and give it a go in both halves not just the 2nd!!

  5. Vinnie2000 says:

    The lineup looks great!! But Xhaka shouldn’t be there.. Would replace him with Mohammed El Neny!!
    Xhaka n Ceballos are not good tacklers..
    Thomas Partey or El Neny should always partner Ceballos in our games this season..Then Xhaka should be sold!!

    1. adajim says:

      seems you are still living in some personal hatred.
      currently Xhaka is the best mf in arsenal team

      1. PJ-SA says:

        .Everytime you accuse people of hatred I think you are equally dogmatic about your blind support of Xhaka.

        As many many, many fans on here have stated, Xhaka is a decent player he just slows our game down too much the majority of the time. He does , every now and then, make a game changing pass but majority of the time he just passes side to side.

        I understand you’ve probably never played competitive sports yourself before but try and understand that a 1 or 2 second delay can completely ruin an attacking opportunity.

        1. Defund The Media says:

          “I understand you’ve probably never played competitive sports yourself before”

          What a bitchy and unnecessary thing to say. You dont even know the guy.

          1. PJ-SA says:

            @Defund The Media

            I didn’t say theres anything wrong with not having played competitive sports before so whether he has or hasn’t has got nothing to do with his/her character. It’s just a likey reason why someone might not understand what’s clear to many.

            I didn’t realise such a small statement could offend you, but I get nowadays most people are extremely fragile. Hope you okay mate.

          2. Defund The Media says:

            I’m totally fine, wasnt me you passive aggressively insulted lol there opinion differs from yours so there has to be a deficiency of some kind, dance around it all you want but that was clearly a sly way if undermining him/her. Pretty childish stuff.

        2. Vinnie2000 says:

          Thanks Mate..👍👍,,He just doesn’t understand..😏😏
          Xhaka is a fine midfielder no doubt, but apart from being slow and undisciplined, he’s a poor tackler..
          Players run past him too easily and dats y it’s a disaster for him and Dani Ceballos to play in the middle..
          Reason why Mohammed Elneny should play alongside Ceballos with Odegaard ahead of them.. Predicting a 2 1 win for Arsenal!!!

          1. Vinnie2000 says:

            Mr PJ-SA, “👍👍”..That was for you!! Fans really’s got to understand players strengths n weaknesses..
            Real Coaches doesn’t just put players in their lineups!!
            I repeat, with the current Arsenal or Arteta’s system, Xhaka should be sold
            Maybe he’be suited to a team that plays Wenger n Ferguson’s 1990’s 442 formation e.g Bayern Munich!!

  6. Joe Gunner says:

    Good line up, surely we are going back to wining ways

  7. Danny says:

    2-1 Leeds win and hopefully that will mean Arteta gone how hes managed to keep his job with results we have had is beyond me so time for change now straight after todays game!! Arteta Out!!

  8. Yibala bassey says:

    Arteta and edu should sign ziyech from chelsea

  9. Dan kit says:

    The English officials ruining another game in the prem .
    How that was a penalty is beyond anything that I can explain .
    Southampton have one not given which if anything was more of a penalty .
    I think the FA really does need a make over because these decisions can be the difference of playing in the prem or the championship.
    I would say that this season our officials have taken the FA s name to new heights and not in a good way .

    1. Sean Balke says:

      Dan, I couldn’t agree more.. how does the best league in the world, also the richest, have the worst officials..unfortunately my cousins in England are starting to realize what we yanks have known for 15 years..replay (var) wasn’t implemented to make sure all the wrong calls were righted, it was implemented as another sure fire way to control the outcome of said game..sadly fairness and competitive integrity mean shite when so much money is at stake…sad but true

      1. Jax says:

        VAR…15 years? Slight exaggeration there Sean, although I would agree that we have the worst officials.

        1. Defund The Media says:

          Jax i think hes talking about the NFL?

          1. Jax says:

            That must be it. Could’ve made it clearer. Is NFL corrupt then?

          2. Defund The Media says:

            No idea mate! I stopped watching NFL a long time ago, guessing NFL was about all I can input to this topic lol

  10. Godswill says:

    Exactly. On current form who is better than Xhaka in that position.

  11. Jo-Gunz says:

    Looking forward to Saka Odegaard Martinelli

  12. Jo-Gunz says:

    ..or Saka Smith-Rowe Martinelli

  13. proudgunner says:

    I think that Mari would be the better call as left back for us today, Cedric did not do a good job verses Villa so needs the axe. Other than that its a good attacking side with a better defence

  14. Joks says:

    4 me, I wud prefer aub I place of laca n Marti in place of Pepe.

  15. Muwonge Uganda. says:

    Holding and Mari are the best partner plus Saka,Auba and Martinelli

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