LU vs ARS Dream11: Arsenal take on Leeds United at Elland Road for the eighth round of the Premier League. The Gunners go into the game with a patchy run of form, winning just 2 of their last 5 Premier League games. A shock 3-0 loss to Aston Villa at home must have been very detrimental to team morale going into the international break and it will be up to Arteta to get a win. Leeds are also on a poor run themselves, winning just 1 of their last 5 games, including back to back 4-1 losses to Leicester and Crystal Palace. Both clubs sit 3 places off each other with Arsenal in 12th and Leeds in 15th.
Leeds United vs Arsenal, Premier League fixture
22nd November, 10 pm (IST)
Elland Road, Leeds
Leeds United – DLWLL
Arsenal – LWWWL
Head-to-head (last five meetings): In the recent past, the sides have faced each other 4 times with Arsenal winning the last 3 and 1 being a draw.
Last meeting: Arsenal 1-0 Leeds United (FA Cup, 6th January 2020)
Live football streaming: Star Sports Network, Disney + Hotstar
A) Leeds United Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Gaetano Berardi is a long-term absentee and will continue to miss out. Adam Forshaw, Diego Llorente and Jamie Shackleton and Pablo Hernandez are all likely to miss out on the game with injuries as well.
Doubtful: Rodrigo Moreno is doubtful and will likely make an appearance from the bench for the LU vs ARS Dream11 Prediction.
Expected changes: Kalvin Phillips is likely to return to the team in the heart of midfield. Patrick Bamford will continue to lead the line ahead of the likes of Helder Costa, Tyler Roberts, Mateusz Klich and Jack Harrison. A backline of Luke Ayling, Liam Cooper, Robin Koch and Stuart Dallas are likely to keep their place ahead of the keeper, Illan Meslier.
LU Playing 11 (probable):
Illan Meslier (GK)
B) Arsenal Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Midfield pairing, Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny, are confirmed absentees, with an injury, while the Egyptian tested positive Coronavirus.
Doubtful: Arsenal do not have any doubtful players.
Expected changes: Granit Xhaka and Dani Ceballos are expected to replace Partey and Elneny straightaway. Kieran Tierney has had a long international break with Scotland and may be given a rest with David Luiz coming in to replace him. Nicolas Pepe will be given a chance to prove himself after disappointing performances from Willian. Despite the unfortunate own goal, Bukayo Saka should keep his place at wing-back. Hector Bellerin will look to link-up with Nicolas Pepe on the right flank and cause problems to the Leeds backline.
ARS Playing 11 (probable):
Bernd Leno (GK)
Arsenal is the favourites for this game but not by much. PaddyPower and Betway are offering similar odds of 3.00 for a Leeds United win and an Arsenal win at 2.20 and 2.25 respectively. Leeds sit 2 points behind Arsenal and a win will take them above their opponents, and ahead of the likes of Manchester City and potentially Wolverhampton Wanderers. Arsenal, on the hand, will be gunning for some stability in the LU vs ARS Today Match Prediction with Mikel Arteta looking to implement his style on the team.
Captain Options –
Leeds United –
Patrick Bamford – Patrick Bamford has been excellent for Leeds United this season with 7 goals and an assist in just 8 starts. He has 4 goals in the last 3 games, including a hattrick against Aston Villa that saw them win 3-0. He has averaged a goal contribution every 84 minutes in the Premier League this season.
Jack Harrison – Deployed on the left-flank, Jack Harrison has a goal and assist in 7 starts. His creative outlet has been very good with 18 key passes and 20 chances created. Harrison has also completed 11 dribbles successfully along with 9 accurate crosses.
Mateusz Klich – Playing right behind Patrick Bamford, Mateusz Klich has 2 goals and 3 assists in 8 starts so far. The Poland international also has 14 key passes and has created 17 chances while maintaining a passing accuracy of 84%.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Despite not hitting last season’s heights so far, Aubameyang is still Arsenal’s best player. He has 3 goals and an assist this season despite being deployed out of position, on the left-wing. He has created 11 chances and provided 10 key passes in the Premier League as well.
Nicolas Pepe – With Willian’s poor form and Nicolas Pepe’s stunning form in the Europa League, the Ivorian will look to replicate the same form in the Premier League. He has 2 goals and 2 assists in 3 starts in the Europa League and also has a goal in just one start in the Premier League. He has created 18 goal scoring chances in the Europa League with a pass accuracy of 82%.
Alexander Lacazette – Lacazette has gathered a lot of criticism for his finishing this season but has still managed 3 goals in 6 starts for the Gunners. He has also created 12 goal-scoring chances as he looks to impress the fans and answer the critics alike.
Helder Costa – Helder Costa has 2 goals and 2 assists all season, playing on the right flank. He has provided 7 key passes and created 9 chances so far. He has succeeded in 11 dribbles and has a shot conversion rate of 67%.
Dani Ceballos – Dani Ceballos has the chance to impress after going down the pecking order with Partey’s signing and Mohamed Elneny’s good form. He has only 4 starts in the Premier League so far but has created 19 goal-scoring chances as well.