ARSENAL 0-Zero LEEDS
Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta named a powerful facet for his or her FA Cup third-round conflict at dwelling to Championship leaders Leeds.
The Gunners boss made simply 4 adjustments from the Premier League victory over Manchester United as Emiliano Martinez, Rob Holding, Reiss Nelson and Matteo Guendouzi got here in.
Leeds made a complete of 5 alterations as Marcelo Bielsa handed debuts to goalkeeper Illan Meslier and defender Robbie Gotts.
Barry Douglas, Patrick Bamford and Gaetano Berardi had been the others recalled from the New Year’s Day draw at promotion rivals West Brom.
Arsenal XI: Martinez; Luiz, Sokratis, Holding; Nelson, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Kolasinac; Ozil, Pepe; Lacazette
Leeds XI: Meslier, Ayling, Berardi, White, Douglas, Gotts, Klich, Phillips, Harrison, Alioski, Bamford
Draw for the fourth spherical of the FA Cup:
Watford or Tranmere v Wolves or Manchester United, Hull v Chelsea, Southampton v Middlesbrough or Tottenham, QPR v Sheffield Wednesday
Bournemouth v Arsenal or Leeds, Northampton v Derby, Brentford v Leicester, Millwall v Sheffield United, Reading or Blackpool v Cardiff or Carlisle
West Ham v West Brom, Burnley v Norwich, Bristol Rovers or Coventry v Birmingham, Manchester City v Fulham, Rochdale or Newcastle v Oxford
Portsmouth v Barnsley, Bristol City or Shrewsbury v Liverpool. Ties to be performed over the weekend of January 24-27.
- The winner of this fixture will play Bournemouth on the Vitality Stadium within the fourth spherical
And the staff information arrives. Headline information for Arsenal is that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is absent altogether whereas Leeds hand out two debuts to Illan Meslier and Robbie Gotts.
Arsenal XI: Martinez; Luiz, Sokratis, Holding; Nelson, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Kolasinac; Ozil, Pepe; Lacazette.
Subs: Leno, Mavropanos, Ceballos, Willock, Saka, Martinelli, John-Jules.
Leeds XI: Meslier, Ayling, Berardi, White, Douglas, Gotts, Klich, Phillips, Harrison, Alioski, Bamford.
Subs: Casilla, Cooper, Dallas, Casey, Davis, Stevens, Costa.
Change not VAR away?
This is the hopeful story of the weekend in my e book.
Following repeated requires referees to utilize pitchside screens as a substitute of relying solely on the judgement of the VAR, Michael Oliver made historical past at Selhurst Park.
A monitor was used for the primary time in England when referee Oliver watched watched replays of an incident involving Crystal Palace captain Luka Milivojevic and Derby midfielder Tom Huddlestone.
Oliver subsequently upgraded Milivojevic’s punishment from a reserving to a pink card, along with his actions prompting optimism of a constructive improvement in how VAR know-how is applied.
Can’t consider we’re celebrating such an apparent factor however I’m completely satisfied nonetheless.
ARSENAL vs LEEDS
Arsenal will assess the health of Hector Bellerin and Gabriel Martinelli.
Right-back Bellerin and teenage ahead Martinelli have missed latest video games with hamstring accidents, however might be match for the conflict on the Emirates.
Head coach Mikel Arteta will certainly be with out defender Calum Chambers after he had surgical procedure on Thursday following anterior cruciate ligament injury to his left knee.
He is anticipated to be absent for a interval of six to 9 months and joins Kieran Tierney on the sidelines, though the ex-Celtic left-back is aiming to return to full coaching in March after profitable surgical procedure on his dislocated proper shoulder.
Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa is anticipated to make adjustments after the New Year’s Day draw at Championship promotion rivals West Brom.
Loan signing Eddie Nketiah has returned to Arsenal and Tyler Roberts might play if he has proved his health following hamstring bother.
Barry Douglas could deputise for left-back Ezgjan Alioski, who got here off at half-time on the Hawthorns, and teenage goalkeeper Illan Meslier hopes to make his debut.
Versatile teen Robbie Gotts might additionally lastly get his debut after been named on the bench 32 occasions within the Championship since Bielsa’s arrival in 2018.
Top scorers (all competitions): Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) 15; Patrick Bamford (Leeds) 10
Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)