Marcelo Bielsa’s aspect leapfrogged the Gunners into tenth spot and moved into the highest half of the Premier League earlier this week with a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.
The Whites make the journey to North London trying to raise their London curse whereas Mikel Arteta’s males are winless of their final three outings.
Kick-off on the Emirates takes place at 4.30pm… observe each kick from the capital with our stay weblog beneath:
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Kalvin Phillips drops out via damage with Jamie Shackleton coming in.
The early suggestion is that Pascal Struijk will transfer into midfield, Luke Ayling into central defence and Shackleton to right-back.
Pablo Hernandez is match sufficient to be named on the bench whereas Leeds have solely introduced eight subs.
Staff information arriving shortly
We’re eagerly awaiting Marcelo Bielsa’s squad checklist for this afternoon… will Kalvin Phillips be lacking? If that’s the case, how does he remedy his problem in midfield?
We’ll discover out at 3.30pm!
What Marcelo Bielsa has mentioned
“He’s (Arteta) a fantastic coach. His staff has by no means misplaced their identification,” Bielsa informed reporters.
“They’ve used various kinds of gamers for a similar place, which calls for information of the fashion.
What Mikel Arteta has mentioned
“They’re a very courageous dynamic and attacking aspect,” Arteta mentioned.
“I believe they’re a very thrilling aspect. A terrific coach, a fantastic teaching employees that they’re all concerned and a bunch of gamers that they consider 100 per cent in what they do. They only go each recreation with the identical power and enthusiasm to go and get the factors and I believe they deserve extra factors within the desk than what they’ve for the time being.
Leeds United predicted line-up
With the absence of Kalvin Phillips anticipated, Marcelo Bielsa has an issue to resolve ought to he stick along with his favoured 4-1-4-1 formation.
Pascal Struijk has developed a robust partnership with Liam Cooper in central defence in latest weeks and it’s most well-liked to maintain him and Luke Ayling of their pure positions as an alternative of messing with a settled again 4.
If that’s the case, then Stuart Dallas or Mateusz Klich may shift again and it could be between Jamie Shackleton or Tyler Roberts to step into midfield.
This is how we might line-up…
YEP XI: Meslier; Ayling, Cooper, Struijk, Alioski; Dallas; Klich, Shackleton, Raphinha, Harrison; Bamford.
Early Leeds United staff information
Kalvin Phillips is a large doubt for Leeds United this afternoon and there are recommendations he hasn’t travelled to the capital.
The influential midfielder limped off towards Crystal Palace on Monday with a calf problem and confronted a late health take a look at forward of the sport.
The Whites aren’t anticipated to welcome again any of their different injured gamers with Spanish trio Rodrigo, Pablo Hernandez and Diego Llorente out.
Robin Koch and Adam Forshaw are long-term absentees whereas Gaetano Berardi returned to coaching this week after seven months out with an ACL damage.
Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey has been dominated out of the sport with a hamstring damage.
Full-back Kieran Tierney additionally stays sidelined with a leg drawback however goalkeeper Bernd Leno and central defender David Luiz are again out there following suspension.
Welcome to at this time’s Yorkshire Night Submit stay weblog…
We’ll have each kick from the capital this afternoon as Leeds United journey to tackle Arsenal in Premier League motion.
The Whites sit tenth forward of kick-off whereas the Gunners are a spot behind.
Keep tuned as we deliver you all of the pre-match build-up, in-game updates and post-match response.