Arsenal ARS Chambers (55'), Nketiah (69')
2-0 FT
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Football League Cup Round of 16
Oct 26, 2021 KO: 18:45

Arsenal - Leeds Utd

Emirates Stadium London
Referee: Andre Marriner
Chambers 55'  
Nketiah 69'  

Match preview

Pepe and Odegaard back in – How Arsenal could line up against Leeds United

Mikel Arteta will look to continue his search for silverware as Arsenal take on Leeds United in the League Cup.

Arsenal will host Leeds United in the League Cup on Tuesday night with a win taking them into the quarter-finals and one step closer to silverware.

The Gunners have been in fine form in the league after losing their opening three fixtures, with four wins and two draws in the six games since then.

Mikel Arteta’s side have scored nine goals and conceded none in their previous two League Cup ties and will be out to take similar form into this one as they chase the trophy.

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Bernd Leno should come back in between the posts, with Aaron Ramsdale now seemingly displacing him in league action.

The defence has gained new found familiarity and strength, though Arteta could shuffle the pack and bring in Rob Holding to partner Gabriel at centre-half, with Cedric and Sead Kolasinac coming in on the flanks.

Mohamed Elneny has struggled for game time so far and could get an opportunity in midfield alongside Thomas Partey.

Nicolas Pepe and Martin Odegaard were both on the bench for Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Aston Villa last Friday night, and both should return to the starting XI for midweek action.

Gabriel Martinelli could get a chance to play down the left-hand side, with the Brazilian still never really recovering from a long-term knee injury sustained over a year ago.

Alexandre Lacazette has been back in the side of late and scored his first league goal of the season against Crystal Palace last week. He could be given the nod to start again, allowing captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to rest.

With no European football and the prospect of a title challenge unlikely in the league, the League Cup presents a viable opportunity for Arsenal to add an item to their trophy cabinet this season.

With tails up on the back of a good spell of form, the Gunners will be confident of a good showing and eager to advance into the next round.

Arsenal starting XI versus Leeds United

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  Average Match Rating  
6.6
  Home  
7.3
6.6
  Away  
7.2
6.6
  Total  
7.2

Match statistics

Arsenal
Statistics
Leeds Utd
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
11
9
Draws
4
6
Losses
5
5
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
32
28
Goals Per Game
1.60
1.40
More > 2.5 Goals
9
10
More > 3 Goals
7
5
Scored First in a Match
12
10
Scored Both Halves
7
6
Won More > 1 Goal
8
5
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
19
23
Did Not Score
6
5
Both Teams Scored
7
11
Kept Clean Sheet
9
6
Won Without Conceding
7
5
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
715
614
Possession
58
51
Passes
548
421
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
14
14
Shots on Target
4.63
5.05
Goals out of Shots
0.12
0.13
Crosses
21
19
Offsides
2.11
1.94
Penalties
0.10
0.10
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.45
0.30
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
15
18
Interceptions
9.00
9.78
Own Goals
0.05
0.05
Aerials Won
13
14
Total Shots Conceded
11
16
Shots on Target Conceded
3.53
4.85
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.09
0.07
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
9.20
11
Yellow Cards
1.25
1.80
Red Cards
0.05
0.10