Gabriel Jesus will make his first Premier League start since November in today’s game against Leeds United. Bukayo Saka drops down to the bench to accommodate the Brazilian after struggling with illness over the past couple of days, in what is the only change to our side that beat Crystal Palace in our last league game before the international break. Rob Holding once again gets the nod to start at centre-back in place of the injured William Saliba, while Thomas Partey is fit to play after missing Ghana’s game against Angola earlier this week.
Leeds has made four alterations to the side that beat Wolves 4-2 a fortnight ago, with injury victims Wilfried Gnonto and Max Wober replaced by Luis Sinisterra and Rasmus Kristensen respectively. The other changes see Pascal Struijk replace Weston McKennie, while Crysencio Summerville is preferred to Patrick Bamford in attack.
Ahead of the game, Martin Odegaard gives his thoughts on the goings-on around the club in his captain’s notes for the matchday programme. He talks about the upcoming game against Leeds and how it will be a challenging one, as they are a very physical team in terms of sprinting, covering ground and playing with intensity. He also emphasizes the importance of playing the game they want to play and not their opponent’s game.
As the game kicks off, Arsenal fans can check out the match preview with all the need-to-know stats, facts, news and quotes ahead of the game against Leeds. The Arsenal Football Club plc grants permission to use quotations from this article subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source.
Keywords: Arsenal, Leeds United, Premier League, Gabriel Jesus, Bukayo Saka, Rob Holding, Thomas Partey, Martin Odegaard, match preview.
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