Who will Mikel Arteta play in Arsenal’s attack against Leeds United?

Mikel Arteta may go with a young and exciting front line against Leeds United at the Emirates this evening.

Arsenal faces Leeds United in this FA Cup game with fans expecting a good showing since it’s being played at the Emirates.

It would be nice to add another win to our record after that enjoyable win over Manchester United.

Arteta cannot afford to field all of his top assets in all the games and if the top four is our priority he might be tempted to rest some of his players.

I still expect a strong attack though. Gabriel Martinelli hasn’t started a game under our new boss but I believe he will be given the nod in this game.

The Brazilian was our top scorer in the Carabao Cup before we exited the competition and he remains the second top scorer in the team after Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.

Nicholas Pepe was the star of the Manchester United game but he may not be a regular in league games, so I expect him to start this game as well.

These are the forwards I expect Arteta to field.

Gabriel Martinelli
Nicholas Pepe

Of course, Arteta may decide he wants a little more experience upfront and could plump for Alexandre Lacazette but for me, it is more likely that he will go with the Martinelli/Pepe combination.

If they hit it off as I expect they will then it will be Arsenal’s name in the draw for the fourth round.


  1. GB says:

    Our name will definitely be in the draw for the next round as the draw is made before our game kicks off😉sorry admin I couldn’t resist.

  2. Rkw says:

    Pepe martinelli
    Ceballos ? guenduzhi willock
    Saka papa holding amn (unfortunately)
    ? Luiz perhaps as a link player with willock and ceballos pushing forward

    1. ACE says:

      AMN was much better against Manure
      and should be 1st choice @ RB even
      when Back Pass Bellerin is fully fit.
      Hoping MA can convince the young
      Englishmen that his future @ the
      club rests with his ability to crack
      on @ the position. The physical
      attributes are there, its just a
      matter if the young man wants to
      learn how to excell @ RB

  3. Le Coq Monster says:

    Is Martinelli fit?

  4. Ramterta says:

    We need to make 11 changes so i think Arteta will go with
    Bellerin mustafi holding Saka
    Guendouzi Ceballos willock
    Smith Rowe Martinelli Nelson

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