Leeds United

Arsenal 1-0 Leeds United

Monday night lights at the Emirates.

The perfect stage to show the rest of the footballing world that Leeds United can compete with the world’s finest and make them look like the second division side.  

The atmosphere matched the performance, in excess of 8000 Leeds fans making the trip to London.

From the offset Leeds were in control, chances were plenty, with Alioksi, Bamford and Harrison going close, 15 shots to be exact. It looked like a trip to Bournemouth was on the horizon.

Bielsa opted to change very little but did hand debuts to IIIan Meslier and Robbie Gotts, both of whom were excellent.

A superb first half all round for Leeds with Arsenal having only 37.2% possession and one shot on target.

The second half was a different story.

Arteta laying down the law to his players to inspire a better performance. It worked and they took the lead through Reiss Nelson.  They continued to dominate the second half, however failed to add to their tally, the tie ending 1-0.

It may not have been the ended some fans may have hoped for, but it was a performance to be proud of.

Plaudits aplenty, showing why we deserve our place in the Premier League.

Our exit now allows full concentration on our main goal.

The only one that matters.


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