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Leeds United are preparing to host Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday, November 22. Before heading to international break Leeds suffered a 4-1 defeat to Crystal Palace, while the Gunners also suffered a defeat with a 3-0 score to Aston Villa.
Ahead of the game, BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson has stated his prediction.
“There’s surely got to be a reaction from Arsenal, after such a poor performance in their defeat by Aston Villa.
“But I am going to go with Leeds here. They had a heavy defeat of their own, against Crystal Palace, but that game might have been a very different story if Patrick Bamford’s equaliser had not been ruled out by a ridiculous offside decision.
“I really do think this game is especially hard to call, but that is Leeds at the moment – they will go for it, but give the opposition chances.
“With the Gunners, the question is more about whether they turn up as a team – a case of ‘same old Arsenal’ if you like. They had just started to improve and had looked as if they were about to kick on under Mikel Arteta but instead they have been very inconsistent.”
Lawrenson’s score prediction: 2-1