Arsenal’s quest for a top-four finish continues this Sunday as they welcome Leeds United to the Emirates, looking to take the maximum points that will keep them firmly in control of their top-four destiny.
Venue: Emirates Stadium (London)
Arsenal have scored nine goals in their last three games.
They have won 79% of their home league matches as favourites.
The hosts have the third-best home record in the league, having won 35 points at home this season.
Leeds United have failed to score in their last two games.
The visitors have lost all five encounters this season against top-six teams while conceding an average of 4.6 goals per game
No team has conceded more PL goals from set-pieces and penalties than Leeds this season (23).
Head to head
Both sides have met 27 times in the Premier League, with Arsenal winning 14 times while Leeds United have eight wins.
Latest performances in all competitions
Leeds United: L-D-W-D-W
Arsenal will look to make it four wins in four league games when they welcome relegation-threatened Leeds United to the Emirates on Sunday.
The hosts secured a place in the Europa League next term with a hard-fought 2-1 win over West Ham United last time out. But there’ll be no let-up as they’re targeting a Champions League berth.
After three consecutive wins over sides that started the day in the top seven for the first time since March 2012, they come into this tie sitting in fourth place, two points ahead of their fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
The Gunners will need to keep pushing if they’re to beat Conte’s side to that coveted top-four spot though, and ahead of their meeting in the next game, a win here will ensure that they are ahead when both sides meet.
Possible Arsenal starting line-up
Aaron Ramsdale; Cedric Soares, Rob Holding, Gabriel, Nuno Tavares; Granit Xhaka, Mohamed Elneny, Martin Odegaard; Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, Eddie Nketiah.
Injured: Thomas Partey, Kieran Tierney
Doubtful: Ben White
Leeds United will look to get their quest for PL survival back on track this Sunday when they travel to North London on Sunday.
The visitors come into this tie on the back of a 4-0 loss to Manchester City, a loss that put a serious dent on their chances of playing in the PL next season.
Despite the heavy loss, the ‘Lily Whites’ weren’t completely outplayed by Pep Guardiola’s side. But that they played well in the game does not negate the fact that their chances of survival are no longer in their hands with four games to play.
This is because they are currently sitting in 17th place, two points ahead of 18th placed Everton, who have played a game less. Although Jesse Marsch’s side are level on points with 16th placed Burnley, they have a significantly worse goal difference than the Clarets and even Everton, making their task of survival harder.
However, with two wins and a draw from their last three away games, they cannot be ruled out from getting a good result here and will fancy their chances of getting a reasonable result here.
Possible Leeds United starting line-up
Illan Meslier; Luke Ayling, Diego Llorente, Pascal Struijk, Junior Firpo; Mateusz klich, Kalvin Phillips; Raphinha, Rodrigo, Jack Harrison; Daniel James.
Injured: Patrick Bamford, Liam Cooper, Stuart Dallas, Adam Forshaw, Tyler Roberts, Crysencio Summerville.
Arsenal 2-2 Leeds United