Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Arsenal and Leeds United face each other in a highly-anticipated game at Emirates Stadium. The Gunners aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Aston Villa, and the good news for Mikel Arteta is that both Bernd Leno and David Luiz return from suspension. Since key player Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should be recalled to the starting XI as well, we believe that home win should be considered.
The Whites defeated Crystal Palace at home on Monday evening, but seeing that they struggle in matches against top-table sides, we are tempted to put our money on the capital club. Robin Koch, Diego Llorente, Ian Carlo Poveda-Ocampos, Rodrigo Moreno, and Adam Forshaw are all out of contention with injuries for the visitors, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the hosts this time out.
Highlighted Player (Mesut Ozil):
Mesut Ozil gained international recognition at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. The attacking midfielder impressed with Germany at the showpiece tournament and, as a result, Real Madrid chiefs decided to sign him.
Ozil won the 2011/2012 La Liga trophy with los Blancos and, against all odds, the club bosses decided to sell him to Arsenal at the end of the 2012/2013 campaign. The Turkish-born player scored 19 goals for Real Madrid in 105 appearances for the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu outfit.
On the other hand, Mesut Ozil has yet to win the Premier League with Arsenal, but he helped North London club lift two FA Cup titles (2013/2014, 2014/2015). In 2014 Ozil lifted the FIFA World Cup trophy with Germany and, no doubt, that is regarded as the biggest success of his career. The German international used to play for Werder Bremen and Schalke 04 in the past as well.
Highlighted Team (Leeds United):
Leeds United is one of the clubs that won the FA Cup. The Whites outplayed Arsenal in the final of the prestigious competition back in 1972, but they clinched the League Cup trophy as well. Leeds United faced the Gunners in the 1967/1968 League Cup final and it has to be noted that Terry Cooper scored the winner for the Whites.
Leeds play their home games at Elland Road and the capacity of the stadium is 37,914. The club was founded in 1919 and they have won three First Division (Premier League) trophies ever since (1968/1969, 1973/1974, 1991/1992). Leeds United made it to the Champions League final in 1975, but they were beaten by Bayern Munich in the title clash.
The Whites were impressive under David O’Leary. The likes of Jonathan Woodgate, Lee Bowyer, Harry Kewell, Mark Viduka and Ian Harte were part of the Elland Road outfit back then and they did well to reach the semis of the Champions League in 2001.