Arsenal Aim to Keep Top Four Spot Intact With Tricky Tie Against Leeds United

Arsenal Aim to Keep Top Four Spot Intact With Tricky Tie Against Leeds United

  • With less than five games to end the season, Arsenal face a banana peel tie against Leeds United as the hope to tighten their grip on the precious top-four slot
  • The Gunners will play host to Leeds United, a side they hammered 4-1 in the first round, at Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon
  • With Mikel Arteta signing a contract extension and no new injury concerns Arsenal start the game as favourites despite Leeds United's precarious survival situation

Arsenal will face a tricky test against relegation-threatened Leeds United as the Gunners hope to strengthen their grip on a top-four spot.

After three consecutive wins, the Gunners have managed to resurrect their top-four chase but will need to continue on their winning tangent to cast their top-four spot in stone with Tottenham breathing down their necks.

Dispatching Chelsea, Manchester United and West Ham United was tedious but a banana peel awaits them in the mould of Leeds United, who are fighting for Premier League survival.

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Arsenal thrashed Leeds United the last time the two sides crossed paths and will be looking to repeat a similar feat. Photo credit: @ArsenalFC
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Leeds United on the other hand, were given a reality check when Manchester City handed the Whites a reosunding defeat in their last Premier League fixture.

Currently sitting above the relegation drop zone, Leeds will have to beat Arsenal to give themselves a fighting chance of staying in the English top-flight.

What was the result of the first leg?

Arsenal made light work of Leeds United at Elland Road when strikes from Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith-Rowe and a brace from Gabriel Martinelli rendered Raphinha's penalty to a mere consolation as the Gunners picked a 4-1 win on the road.

What is the time for this Premier League match?

The game between Arsenal and Leeds at Emirates Stadium will kick off at 1300 GMT.

Mikel Arteta extends stay at Arsenal with new contract

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Arsenal who are Premier League giants have announced that their manager Mikel Arteta has signed a new contract at the Emirates stadium that will make him stay until 2024/25 season.

The Spaniard has been the gaffer of Arsenal since the end of 2019 when he replaced Unai Emery who was sacked due to poor performance at the Emirates stadium.

And in his first season as the coach of Arsenal, Mikel Arteta and his wards performed wonderfully well winning the FA Cup and made all the club's fans happy with the achievement.