Gunners targeting more of the same against Whites


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2021/22 English Premier League

Matchday 36

Arsenal v Leeds United

Emirates Stadium
London, England
Sunday, 8 May 2022
Kick-off is at 15h00  
 
Champions League-chasing Arsenal will look to keep the momentum going when they welcome Leeds to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, May 8.
 
The Gunners are locked in a battle with arch-rivals Tottenham for fourth place and are two points clear of their north London neighbours with four matches remaining in the season.
 
Mikel Arteta's side briefly found themselves in fifth spot after Spurs beat Leicester 3-1 on Sunday, but climbed back into the top four with a 2-1 victory over West Ham a couple of hours later.

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Arteta has not ruled out the possibility of overtaking Chelsea into third position, but admits the pressure is on them to keep winning as Spurs are waiting to pounce on any potential slip-ups.
 
"Well, mathematically everything is open so, we're going to have to go to Leeds and win again because everybody is going to put pressure because everybody wants to play in the position that we are right now," the Spaniard said.
 
"We have to handle that and we have a great opportunity and that willingness and motivation that we have is driving us to continue to do something."
 
The Whites saw a five-game unbeaten run come to an end under new head coach Jesse Marsch when they suffered a heavy 4-0 defeat to Manchester City at Elland Road last Saturday.

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It was Marsch's third loss in eight games since he replaced Marcelo Bielsa at the helm and the American felt the scoreline was harsh on his players given their strong performance against the league leaders.
 
"Of course, 4-0 doesn't feel good, but I don't think it's a 4-0 match," Marsch said. "I feel like this scoreline was worse than I wanted, but the performance was better than I wanted.
 
"In that sense, I feel like we will have learned from today and we'll be able to feel like we're moving forward and making progress. Against the next opponents we can play like this, play more confidently and go after games with and without the ball, better."
 

Head-to-Head (Last Five Premier League Meetings)

Matches - 5
Arsenal - 4
Leeds - 0
Draws - 1
 

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Published: 05/03/2022