Leeds United and Arsenal clash at Elland Road on Sunday afternoon in the Premier League.

Both clubs could do with the three points, with the Whites and the Gunners languishing in the bottom half of the top flight table.

In fact, Leeds and Arsenal have endured similar fortunes of late, both having lost three of their last four Premier League outings.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta was so disappointed with Arsenal’s last performance that he even went on to suggest that he didn’t recognise his team during the 0-3 defeat to Aston Villa at the Emirates.

Leeds United meanwhile will have less lofty ambitions than their London counterparts, with the aim this season surely to stay afloat in the Premier League after a 16-year exodus rather than secure a European berth.

However, although all the signs point towards the Yorkshire club achieving their goal, boss Marcelo Bielsa will no doubt be concerned over his side’s defensive capabilities after they conceded four goals last time out for the second consecutive league game and the third time this season.

On the injury front, the bad news for Arsenal is that Thomas Partey has been ruled out with a thigh strain picked up before the international break.

Fellow midfielder Mohamed Elneny also won’t play after contracting coronavirus whilst on international duty with Egypt – Sead Kolasinac is also absent due to a positive Covid-19 test.

Pablo Mari, Calum Chambers and Gabriel Martinelli will all miss out through injury, although Chambers is closing in on a return.

Leeds are boosted by the return of Kalvin Phillips from a shoulder problem and Rodrigo following a period of self-isolation.

However, Diego Llorente and Pablo Hernandez are still absent.

Leeds United v Arsenal at Elland Road is a 4.30pm kick off on Sunday 22nd November.

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