Arsenal predicted line-up against Leeds United

By on October 15, 2022


Arsenal currently have no time for a breather as after overcoming the challenge of Bodo/Glimt in midweek, the Gunners travel to Elland Road to take on Leeds United in the Premier League on Sunday.

Mikel Arteta’s side have continued to perform at their best during the early stages of this campaign, winning 11 and losing a solitary game in all competitions. As a result, they are currently sitting at the top of the Premier League and are also leading their Group in the Europa League.

On the other hand, Leeds also commenced their new campaign brilliantly under the guidance of Jesse Marsch, however, they have seemingly lost their way a bit in recent times as they’ve failed to win a game in their last five league fixtures and are currently placed 14th in the table with nine points from eight games.

Arsenal have enjoyed a fair share of success against the Elland Road outfit over the years as the north London club haven’t lost a single game versus The Peacocks in all competitions since 2003. However, Marsch’s side will be looking to turn their fortune around this time in front of the home crowd.

Expected Arsenal line-up

Arteta rested a number of his first-team players against Bodo/Glimt in midweek and they are all expected to be recalled this weekend.

Following a midweek rest, Aaron Ramsdale should return between the sticks and Matt Turner will find himself on the bench after making his third appearance in the Gunners colours on Thursday.

William Saliba was deployed at the heart of defence alongside Rob Holding versus Kjetil Knutsen’s side, giving a much-needed break to Gabriel Magalhães, who previously started in every game this term. The Brazilian could return to action at the back alongside Saliba on Sunday.

The biggest dilemma is who will start at left-back, considering Oleksandr Zinchenko is out injured, although the club haven’t confirmed the severity of his issue.

Takehiro Tomiyasu started in that role against Liverpool last weekend, keeping Kieran Tierney on the bench, and did really well. However, it was seemingly a tactical decision to contain Mohamed Salah rather than a permanent approach. So, the Scotsman could keep hold of his place at left-back after starting in midweek. Tomiyasu might start on the opposite side, in that case, Ben White would find himself on the bench.

Thomas Partey is expected to be recalled along with Granit Xhaka in this fixture and Albert Sambi Lokonga might start on the bench. Martin Odegaard would be the attacking midfielder, while Fabio Vieira will have to settle for a place among the substitutes.

Bukayo Saka – who started and played an hour against the Norwegian side – should commence on the right flank, while Gabriel Martinelli is expected to return to the starting eleven on the opposite side. Gabriel Jesus will be recalled to lead the line following a well-deserved midweek off, so, Eddie Nketiah might start on the bench on Sunday.

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