'A lot of good moments': Paul Merson predicts result of Arsenal v Leeds clash
Arsenal will be hoping to maintain their pursuit of a Premier League top-four place on Sunday.
The Gunners host Leeds United at the Emirates Stadium in a 2pm kickoff.
It’s an incredibly crucial game for both Arsenal and Leeds at opposite ends of the table.
While the Gunners are vying for Champions League qualification, the Whites are fighting to stay in the league.
Arsenal go into the game on the back of three consecutive wins, against Chelsea, Manchester United and West Ham.
Meanwhile, Leeds were in good form prior to their meeting with Manchester City at Elland Road.
Jesse Marsch’s charges – who were missing Liam Cooper – certainly played better than the 4-0 scoreline would suggest.
History is on Arsenal’s side, as per BBC Sport’s stats preview.
The Gunners are unbeaten against Leeds in the past 11 meetings in all competitions.
In addition, Arsenal are vying to win four consecutive matches against the Whites for the first time since 1938.
And Leeds haven’t kept a clean sheet in a league fixture away to the Gunners since 1993.
So, it’ll be a battle for Leeds – but they’ve certainly not shied away from a battle these last few weeks.
“Arsenal are a better team”
Paul Merson, writing on Sportskeeda, reckons it’ll be a more “interesting game” now the Whites aren’t looking safe.
However, he still feels Arsenal will win, predicting a 2-1 victory over the Elland Road side.
“Four weeks ago, you’d have looked at this fixture and thought what a good game for Arsenal as Leeds looked safe,” he wrote.
“Now that they are set to play against a team that is fighting for survival, this will be an interesting game.
“Leeds lost 4-0 against Manchester City, but they produced a lot of good moments in that game and could have probably got a positive result if they took their chances.
“All things considered, Arsenal are a better team and should win this game to get closer to securing a place in the Premier League top four.”
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