Arsenal v Leeds Match Thread - Four changes as Phillips returns and Drameh makes debut
24 Oct 2021 02:48 pm, by Ellandback1
EFL Cup 4th Round
Tuesday 26th October 7:45pm | Emirates Stadium
A midweek trip to North London stands between Leeds and a place in the last eight of the Carabao Cup, but only if they can overcome Arsenal. With a must win league trip at Carrow Road next Saturday, Marcelo Bielsa may have chosen to reward Gelhardt and Summerville for their cameo roles at the weekend with rare starts but instead they make the bench. Cody Dramah is handed his Leeds debut though and the others are sure to play some part of the 4th round clash.
There is still no sign of Junior Firpo but Kalvin Phillips is fit to play. Raphinha took a knock midway through the second half of the Wolves clash and though has reassured Leeds fans he's fine Tyler Robert’s will replace him at No 10. Adam Foreshaw comes in to replace Mateusz Klich whilst Pascal Struijk drops back into defence in place of Liam Cooper.
The hosts have dragged themselves into the top half of the table after a poor start to their campaign, and are unbeaten in the last six games. In the previous rounds of the competition, Mikel Arteta's team put six past West Brom, and three past Wimbledon, both without reply. They have a Senior squad of 26, without having to dip into their Under 23 squad.
Arsenal are likely to still be without Kieran Tierney. The Scotland full-back missed Friday's win over Aston Villa with a bruised ankle and is set to sit out the cup tie as manager Mikel Arteta is expected to make several changes. Granit Xhaka is a long-term absentee with a knee injury.
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