Arsenal vs Leeds: EPL Match Preview, Predicted Line-ups and Fantasy XI

Premier League leaders Gunners hoping for a positive showing in Arsenal vs Leeds side showing signs of fight in the relegation scrap.

Avignyan Mukhopadhyay
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Premier League leaders Gunners hoping for a positive showing in Arsenal vs Leeds side showing signs of fight in the relegation scrap on Saturday afternoon.

Arsenal vs Leeds: Sportz Point.

Arsenal host Leeds Utd at the Emirates. (Image - Getty)

Match Details:

  • Location: London, England
  • Stadium: Emirates Stadium
  • Date: Saturday 1 April
  • Kick-off Time: 15:00 BST / 10:00 ET / 07:00 PT
  • Referee: Darren England
  • VAR: Craig Pawson

Arsenal vs Leeds: Match Preview:

Mikel Arteta will have had the time to regroup his squad. His key players were with their respective countries during the international break. Arsenal will aim to extend their six-match winning run in the Premier League as they gear themselves up for the title run when they take on Leeds United on Saturday.

The international break was kind to Arsenal, although they had their share of problems with player fitness. Last time out in the Premier League, they ensured a solid victory over Crystal Palace at the Emirates with a 4-1 scoreline.

As Manchester City were not playing that weekend, Arsenal took an eight-point lead at the top, albeit playing a game more than their rivals. The last ten games of the season are in front of Arteta. And with nothing else left to play for, they will lead their focus solely on the title.

The volatile nature of the bottom-half standings will bring many ups and downs in the relegation battle. The nine teams from 12th to 20th are in danger of dropping out, with Leeds United sitting only two points ahead of 18th-placed West Ham United.

Hence every point will count for the Whites in the late-season run-in. The club decided to sack Jesse Marsch and install Javi Gracia, which has paid off. The Spaniard has delivered results since his arrival. The result against Wolves away from home on the last matchday may have instilled some much-needed confidence.

Leeds players could also go back to their clash with Arsenal at Elland Road and map out a way to beat Arsenal. While the Whites lost that clash, their overall performance kept the Gunners on their toes and caused trouble. The game at the Emirates seems crucial, but Leeds will have one eye on their relegation double-header with Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace next.

Team News:


Injuries are piling up a little worryingly for Arsenal heading into the run-in. William Saliba is absent again here, leaving Rob Holding to deputise.

Eddie Nketiah, Takehiro Tomiyasu and Mohamed Elneny all won't feature, while fitness checks are required on Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney.

Even with the knocks, however, it's close to a full strength team for Mikel Arteta, who may have to choose between the in-form Leandro Trossard and the returning Gabriel Jesus in attack.


Leeds stalwarts Adam Forshaw and Stuart Dallas are both absent with injuries, as is USMNT midfielder Tyler Adams.

Wilfried Gnonto has returned from Italy duty as an injury doubt, while Maximilian Wober may not be risked with clashes against Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace on the horizon.

Top scorer Rodrigo came on as a substitute against both Brighton and Wolves before the break and could get the nod from the start up front.

Arsenal vs Leeds: Head to Head:

  • Arsenal have a good historical record against Leeds United and have won 52 out of the 126 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Leeds United's 41 victories.
  • Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 13 matches against Leeds United in all competitions, with their previous defeat against the Yorkshire outfit coming by a 3-2 margin in 2003.
  • Leeds United have not kept a single clean sheet in any of their last 13 away games against Arsenal in the Premier League - they last managed such a result in 1993.
  • Leeds United have won only two of their last 23 matches against league leaders in the Premier League, with both their victories during this period coming away from home.

Predicted Line-ups:

Arsenal predicted lineup vs Leeds (4-3-3): Ramsdale; White, Holding, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Odegaard, Partey, Xhaka; Saka, Jesus, Martinelli.

Leeds predicted lineup vs Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Meslier; Ayling, Koch, Cooper, Firpo; Roca, McKennie; Summerville, Aaronson, Harrison; Rodrigo.

ARS vs LU: Fantasy XI

Meslier, White, Holding, Gabriel,Koch, Odegaard, Partey, Aaronson, Harrison,Saka, Jesus.

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