Live Match Preview – Arsenal vs Leeds 26.10.2021


Team news, stats and predictions ahead of Arsenal vs Leeds in the Carabao Cup fourth round on Tuesday; kick off at 7.45 p.m.

Team news

Arsenal will likely still be without Kieran Tierney for their Carabao Cup fourth round clash with Leeds.

The Scotland full-back missed Friday’s victory over Aston Villa with a bruised ankle and is expected to miss the cup as manager Mikel Arteta is expected to make several changes.

Granit Xhaka (knee) has been absent for a long time.

Leeds winger Raphinha could be available to face the Gunners after revealing that the injury he suffered in Saturday’s draw against Wolves was “nothing serious”.

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Marcelo Bielsa claims his Leeds side’s performance against Wolves was good enough to take all three points.

The Brazil international came out of the 1-1 draw at Elland Road, but then provided his fitness update on social media.

Kalvin Phillips was an unused replacement against Wolves as he returned to the squad after injury, but Patrick Bamford, Luke Ayling, Junior Firpo and Robin Koch remain on the sidelines.

The last time…

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Highlights from the Carabao Cup third round match between Arsenal and AFC Wimbledon.

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Highlights from the Carabao Cup third round encounter between Fulham and Leeds.

How to follow

Tuesday October 26 7:00 p.m.

Kick-off at 7.45 p.m.

Arsenal vs Leeds are live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football; coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. with kick-off at 7:45 p.m.

Air sports customers can watch in-game clips in the live match blog on the Air sports website and app. Highlights will also be posted on the Air sports digital platforms and Sky Sports Football YouTube channel shortly after the final whistle.

Opta Statistics

Arsenal players celebrate Partey's opener
Gunners host Leeds live on Sky Sports Football
  • It will be Arsenal’s first League Cup meeting since September 1979 – the Gunners won a second-round rematch 7-0 at Highbury, their biggest ever win in the competition.
  • Leeds have won / progressed in just three of their 12 National Cup matches against Arsenal, beating them in the 1968 League Cup final, the 1972 FA Cup final and the 1996 FA Cup fourth round – 97.
  • Arsenal have been knocked out of the League Cup at home by another Premier League side in three of the last five campaigns (Southampton in 2016-17, Tottenham in 2018-19 and Manchester City last season).
  • Leeds are looking to reach the League Cup quarter-finals for the second time in the past nine seasons, previously reaching the last eight in 2016-17.
  • Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah has scored six goals in seven League Cup appearances, the forward averaging one goal every 81 minutes in the competition. This includes two strikes while on loan at Leeds United in 2019-2020.
  • Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa is winless in his three meetings with Arsenal in all competitions (D1 L2). While in England, the only team he hasn’t won any of his first four games against is Nottingham Forest.

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