Arsenal will lock horns with Leeds United at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, looking to take the three points on their home turf. The Whites come into the match on the back of an embarrassing 4-0 defeat to Manchester City in their last Premier League fixture, whereas the Gunners recorded a 2-1 victory over West Ham United.
The remainder of the games in the Premier League are all big games for Arsenal between now and the end of the season as they chase down a place in next season’s Champions League. With just three games left to play, the Gunners sit two points clear of Tottenham in fifth and would want to continue on the winning streak.
Thomas Partey remains sidelined for the long term. Kieran Tierney will undergo knee surgery and is likely to miss out on the rest of the season. Ben White would likely be fit enough to feature in the backline having missed out on the match against the Hammers. Bukayo Saka who was called off the pitch early, in the last fixture, due to fatigue would be expected to be fit for selection.
Mikel Arteta will probably opt for the 4-2-3-1 formation with a couple of tweaks from the last game.
4-2-3-1 Arsenal Predicted Lineup Vs Leeds United
Aaron Ramsdale will operate in between the sticks for the upcoming home encounter. The English shot-stopper would hope to put up a strong performance and secure a clean sheet on the weekend.
Gabriel Magalhaes will continue to form the centre-half partnership with Ben White, returning to the starting XI, at the heart of Arsenal’s backline.
Nuno Tavares is a guaranteed starter at the left-back position, whereas Takehiro Tomiyasu might fill in on the other flank as the right-back. The duo would be looking to stretch the opposition backline and create some meaningful chances for the front-men.
Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny will fulfil the holding midfield positions, with the latter occupying a more defensive role. Martin Odegaard will slot into the attacking midfield role.
Odegaard will be accompanied by Emile Smith Rowe on the left-wing, who might get the nod over Gabriel Martinelli. Bukayo Saka would fill the right-wing position looking to create opportunities in front of the goal.
Eddie Nketiah will lead the line against Leeds United on Sunday. The 22-year-old striker will fancy his chances of finding the back of the net when he faces off against the Whites’ defence that has conceded seven goals in their last five matches in the Premier League.
Alexandre Lacazette will have to settle for a place on the bench, but he might be called upon in the latter stages of the game if needed.