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Arsenal Vs Leeds United Preview And Prediction: Team News, Predicted Lineups, Streaming Sites

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Arsenal are hoping to create a winning momentum once again as they take on Leeds United on Tuesday in the Round of 16 of the Carabao Cup. The Gunners have enjoyed a bright spell since the loss to Manchester City, having remained unbeaten during that period. They will be looking to maintain that record in this knockout cup fixture, though there will be doubts over Mikel Arteta’s commitment towards the competition.

Leeds United, meanwhile, are in desperate need of a win, having secured just one victory in nine Premier League matches. The Whites hadn’t taken the cup competitions seriously last season, but this time around, a win against Arsenal and a ticket to the quarterfinal of the Carabao Cup could serve as a massive confidence booster ahead of their game against Norwich City on the weekend.

Arsenal Vs Leeds United Preview

Talking Tactics

Arsenal

Arteta is more than likely to retain his 4-2-3-1 formation that does offer defensive stability to the team. The Gunners have usually approached with a left-sided overload this season and that may persist against Leeds United. However, it won’t be surprising to see them deploying a more traditional number ten than Alexandre Lacazette, as Arsenal will need the playmaker to shift back into midfield in order to help out in dealing with Leeds’ intense press.

Leeds United

Marcelo Bielsa’s men, meanwhile, have had issues scoring goals. As such, the Argentine tactician might look to inject some youthful exuberance to his side, with Joe Gelhardt, Crysencio Summerville and Charlie Cresswell all in contention to start. Bielsa, though, will likely persist with a 4-1-4-1, where Mateusz Klich and Tyler Roberts could operate as advanced midfielders while the wide attackers will attack the vulnerable Arsenal fullbacks.

Team News

Arsenal

Arsenal are missing Granit Xhaka with a long-term injury. Kieran Tierney is likely to be ruled out as well while coach Mikel Arteta is expected to make wholesale changes from the team that secured a 3-1 win over Aston Villa on the weekend. We can expect Cedric to start, as well as other fringe players such as Mohamed Elneny and Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny could start.
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 02: Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal warms up prior to the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal at American Express Community Stadium on October 02, 2021 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)
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Leeds United

Leeds United, meanwhile, doesn’t have a great deal of depth. The injury to Luke Ayling, Patrick Bamford and Junior Firpo clearly don’t help their cause, while Kalvin Phillips is unlikely to be risked either. Therefore, we are expecting a lot of youngsters to start this game instead, including Joe Gelhardt, whose dream run helped Leeds win a late penalty against Wolves.

Predicted Lineups

Arsenal: Leno; Cedric, Holding, Mari, Tavares; Maitland-Niles, Elneny; Pepe, Odegaard, Martinelli; Nketiah

Leeds United: Meslier; Shackleton, Cresswell, Cooper, Dallas; Struijk; Summerville, Roberts, Klich, James; Gelhardt

Prediction

Arsenal 2-0 Leeds United

Streaming Sites

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USA ESPN
India Jio TV/Colors Infinity/Voot
Canada DAZN
Italy DAZN
Spain DAZN
Germany DAZN
Australia beIN Sports
New Zealand beIN Sports
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