ARS vs LU Dream11 Match Prediction: Arsenal will be looking to string another win under the managerial leadership of Mikel Arteta as they face Leeds United in the third round of the FA Cup. The Gunners will be thriving in confidence after a resounding 2-0 win over rivals Manchester United but will be cautious of the quality Leeds have in store.
Date- Tuesday, January 7
Kick-Off- 1:30 AM (IST)
Venue- Emirates Stadium
Mikel Arteta will be expected to make a few first-team changes in his side for the FA Cup tie. There is a possibility of Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emeric Aubameyang getting a break. Rob Holding could be named in the starting lineup, while Dani Ceballos was back on the bench against Manchester United and should be getting a start against Leeds. Hector Bellerin is also on his way to recovery but will have to sit out this one. Sead Kolasinac put in an impressive performance against United but was taken off due to injury and is unlikely to be risked.
The manager, Marcelo Bielsa rested quite a few players during the Carabao Cup tie and could do the same over here since winning the Championship is top priority. Pablo Hernandez, Adam Forshaw and Jamie Shackleton are ruled out due to injuries. Meanwhile, Eddie Nketiah is likely to feature against his parent club after getting limited game time this season. Patrick Bamford will be in contention of leading the attack.
ARS (Expected Playing 11)-Martinez; Bellerin, Sokratis, Holding, Saka; Guendouzi, Willock; Nelson, Ceballos, Smith Rowe; Martinelli
LU (Expected Playing 11)- Meslier; Ayling, White, Berardi, Douglas; Gotts, Phillips, Klich; Costa, Bamford, Harrison
Gabriel Martinelli will be a threat from Arsenal‘s end in the final third. Martinelli has four goals in the Europa League and Premier League combined while also having two assists in the process.
Patrick Bamford will be the target man for Leeds upfront. Bamford has 10 goals, two assists and a pass accuracy of 76% from 1915 minutes in the Championship this season.
Dani Ceballos will have a thing or two to prove in the Arsenal midfield after being on the sidelines for quite a while. Ceballos has two assists and a pass accuracy of 88% from 664 minutes in the league this season.
Jack Harrison can also be effective in the forward line for Leeds. The 23-year-old has five goals, six assists and a pass accuracy of 76.1% from 26 appearances this season.
Arsenal at home are the favourites to advance to the next round.
Goalkeeper- I Meslier
Defenders- R Holding, Sokratis, L Ayling
Midfielders- K Philips, J Harisson, D Ceballos (C), J Willock, E S Row
Forwards- G Martinelli (VC), P Bamford
Goalkeeper- I Meslier
Defenders- R Holding, Sokratis, B White
Midfielders- J Harisson, M Kilch, D Ceballos, E S Rowe, B Saka
Forwards- G Martinelli (C), P Bamford (VC)
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