Welcome to Naijgists live coverage of Arsenal vs Leeds United at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners have an opportunity to take advantage of yet more dropped points by Tottenham to go four points clear in fourth spot ahead of the North London Derby.
Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Wolves means that the Gunners can also go within just one point of third place. This could potentially give the Gunners the chance to finish the season above the Blues for the first time since 2016.
Leeds United have plenty to play for however with Jesse Marsch’s side embroiled in a battle for survival. They sit just two points above the relegation zone having played a game more than 18th place Everton. Marsch has suggested his team will go for it in the remaining games, a strategy that could provide an opening for Arsenal.
This will be the first match since Mikel Arteta signed his latest contract extension. There is also rumours that ‘The Angel’ singer Louis Dunford could be present at the Emirates with the Gunners’ manager wanted to ‘push’ the song.
Arsenal XI vs. Leeds United: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, Holding, Gabriel, Soares, Elneny, Xhaka, Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli, Nketiah.
Subs: Leno, Lacazette, Smith Rowe, Pepe, Tavares, Lokonga, Oulad M’hand, Swanson, Patino.
Leeds United XI vs. Arsenal: Meslier, Ayling, Koch, Llorente, Firpo, Phillips, Klich, Raphinha, Jmes, Harrison, Gelhardt.
Subs: Klaesson, Rodrigo, Struijk, Bate, Hjelde, Cresswell, Greenwood, Shackleton, Gray.