ARSENAL welcome Leeds to the Emirates today looking to bounce back from two-straight Premier League defeats.
The Gunners were poor as they went down 1-0 to Aston Villa last time out, leaving them in the bottom half of the table.
Betting: Back Patrick Bamford to score any time at 40/1
When is Arsenal vs Leeds?
- This Premier League clash is set for Sunday, February 14.
- Kick-off in North London is at 4.30pm GMT.
- When Leeds visited this ground last for an FA Cup tie last year, they were narrowly beaten 1-0.
Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?
You can catch all of the action live on Sky Sports Main Event, Premier League and Ultra HD.
Coverage follows West Brom vs Man Utd from the Hawthorns.
If you want to stream and have a Sky account, download the Sky Go app on either your mobile, tablet, PC or games console.
Or grab a NOW TV pass from £9.99 to watch all of Super Sunday.
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Only five sides – the marooned bottom three, Burnley and Crystal Palace -have failed to score in more Premier League games than Arsenal this season.
The Gunners have been unable to find the target in nine of their 23 fixtures so far including the goalless draw at Elland Road in November.
It's the highest amount of league games in which Arsenal have failed to score in since firing 11 blanks in the 2005-06 campaign – and there are still 15 games to go.
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Many enjoy a day trip to the capital (or at least they did before Covid) but, for Leeds United, their recent visits to London have proved less than fruitful.
The Whites are winless in their last 12 away league matches in London (D2 L10), their longest run without a victory in the capital since a 19-game stretch between 1933 and 1938.
Marcelo Bielsa's team have lost their three Premier League fixtures in London this season – at Crystal Palace, Chelsea and Tottenham – by an aggregate score of 10-2.
Leeds' last league win in London came in a 3-1 Championship success at Queens Park Rangers in December 2017 courtesy of a Kemar Roofe hat-trick.
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SIZING UP THE OPPOSITION
The two managers have arrived at the Emirates Stadium, and Marcelo Bielsa has taken a moment to inspect the artwork on display.
What does he make of this piece, unimaginatively titled Arsenal 2020-21?
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GOOD AFTERNOON FROM THE EMIRATES
Welcome to our live coverage of Arsenal’s home game with Leeds United in the Premier League.
Just one place and one point separate them in the table, but the mood engulfing these two clubs this season couldn’t be more different.
That was certainly the story when they met at Elland Road three months ago. While the game may have ended goalless, United were the far superior side and were only denied success by poor finishing and a goalframe struck three times. Arsenal’s performance, on the other hand, was summed up by Nicolas Pepe’s red card for a petulant headbutt.
It was a Leeds display indicative of their first year back in the top-flight since 2004, and it has been a campaign in which they have continuously excited and exceeded expectation.
Back in the winning way once again, Marcelo Bielsa’s men have chalked up victories in three of their last four matches, and now have their eyes on a top-half finish.
The gloss was taken off their latest triumph, the routine rolling over of Crystal Palace on Monday night, when Kalvin Phillips hobbled off with calf trouble late on. The influential midfielder is now a doubt for the trip to London.
Meanwhile, the Gunners are faltering once more. Having salvaged their season with a seven-game unbeaten run after Christmas, they come into this afternoon following back-to-back defeats – albeit it unfortunate circumstances at Wolves and Aston Villa.
Mikel Arteta will welcome David Luiz and Bernd Leno back after their bans, but Kieran Tierney remains unavailable, and he has been joined in the treatment room by Thomas Partey.
We'll have confirmation of today's teams shortly with the kick-off to come in the capital at 4.30pm.
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