Arsenal will be looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League this afternoon.
The Gunners are back in action two weeks after being humbled 3-0 at home by Aston Villa before the international break as they take on a Leeds United side who have struggled of late.
It’s the first league meeting between the two sides since the 2003/04 season – when Arsenal last won the title – but they did meet in the FA Cup third round last season.
Reiss Nelson scored the only goal of the game back in January and manager Mikel Arteta, as expected, is hoping for all three points this time around at Elland Road.
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“Obviously it’s been a painful week because normally when you have a defeat at home, you want a game straight away,” Arteta said in his pre-match press conference.
“That wasn’t the case but we used that as well to reflect on what we are doing, to analyse why that happened.
“We were all shocked the way we ended the game, the last 25 or 30 minutes, before that it was a different game but still we have to improve in many areas.
“That consistency is something we need to get much better at and after the good result and brilliant performance at Old Trafford, to get that loss was a shock to the system for everybody.
“But let’s take the positives out of it, learn and move on.”
Ahead of this afternoon’s clash against the Whites, Arteta will be without as many as seven first-team players as Pablo Mari, Thomas Partey, and Gabriel Martinelli miss out through a combination of injury and lack of fitness.
Mohamed Elneny and Sead Kolasinac are unavailable after testing positive for Covid-19 whilst on international duty with Egypt and Bosnia and Herzegovina respectively.
Meanwhile, Mesut Ozil and Sokratis Papastathopoulos are ineligible after not being named in the 25-man Premier League…