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'Very consistent': Arsenal's Mikel Arteta impressed by Leeds man ahead of tomorrow's game

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has praised Leeds United counterpart Jesse Marsch ahead of their Premier League clash on Sunday.

The Gunners host the Whites at the Emirates Stadium in a 2pm kickoff, an important game for both teams.

Arsenal will be hoping to match or better Tottenham’s result tonight to stay in the Premier League’s top four.

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Meanwhile, Leeds are fighting for their top-flight lives and need the points to keep ahead of Everton, for now at least.

The Whites’ form has improved since Marsch took over from Marcelo Bielsa at Elland Road.

A team that was regularly shipping many goals and losing heavily is now looking more solid.

Marsch has won three, drawn two and lost one of his last six games in charge of Leeds, following his rocky start.

Arsenal ran out 2-1 winners over West Ham last time out, whereas Leeds fell to a 4-0 defeat against Manchester City at Elland Road.

In that game, Marsch deviated from his usual 4-2-2-2/4-2-3-1 system and lined up with a five-man defence.

Now, Arteta says he’s prepared for either formation on Sunday afternoon against a Leeds outfit determined to get points on board.

When asked by football.london about Leeds’ style, Arteta replied: “It’s a game that they change. Especially their formation because they never played that before [facing Manchester City].

“We are aware that they can do either of those.

“You look at the history of the coach and what he’s done.

“He’s always been very consistent, very defined way of playing and plays a really attractive, in my opinion, way to play football, so I’m expecting something similar.”

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