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KEOWN TALKS TACTICS: Marcelo Bielsa will have the odd trick up his sleeve

KEOWN TALKS TACTICS: Marcelo Bielsa will have the odd trick up his sleeve for Leeds’ clash with Arsenal

  • Arsenal had come close to being knocked out the FA Cup by Leeds last season 
  • Leeds posed the Premier League side many problems with their fearless attitude 
  • They averaged 64 per cent possession last term but will find that more difficult
  • Phillips, acting as the deeper midfielder, might be Leeds’ most important player 

Arsenal won the FA Cup but could have been out of that competition by half-time in the third round when Leeds visited the Emirates.

Leeds, with a system that should soon become familiar, posed the Premier League side problems. They were fearless and limited Arsenal to 37.2 per cent possession in the first half and a single shot on target.

All Leeds lacked that day was a finishing touch. Patrick Bamford came closest, smashing a shot on to the bar after intricate passing in the final third.

Leeds almost knocked eventual winner Arsenal out of the FA Cup last season in the third round

But the tie, which Arsenal won 1-0, showed what…