Javi Gracia has made four changes to his Leeds United line-up to take on Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. The Whites are underdogs this afternoon against the league leaders but they know a shock result could see them move five points clear of the Premier League relegation zone.
That would be a huge boost for Gracia, as the Whites look to put some distance between themselves and the bottom three before the run-in gathers pace. As expected, both Max Wober and Wilfried Gnonto are missing this afternoon after picking up injuries while away with their respective nations during the international break.
Return dates for the pair are unknown, but their absences has forced Gracia into a reshuffle in north London. Pascal Struijk slots into the back line to make his first start since Gracia arrived at the club, while Rasmus Kristensen also steps in after bagging his first goal for the club last time out at Wolves.
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Crysencio Summerville starts, as does Luis Sinisterra, who made his return from injury last month. Weston McKennie and Patrick Bamford have dropped out of the side but have been included on the bench.
Rodrigo has been included on the bench with Gracia admitting that he isn’t considered to be 100 per cent fit yet after his recent return from injury. He’ll be looking to make an impact in the second half of the contest, though.
Archie Gray and Darko Gyabi have also been included on the bench to provide midfield coverage.
Leeds United: Illan Meslier; Rasmus Kristensen, Luke Ayling, Robin Koch, Pascal Struijk, Junior Firpo, Marc Roca, Crysencio Summerville, Brenden Aaronson, Jack Harrison, Luis Sinisterra
Bench: Joel Robles, Liam Cooper, Sam Greenwood, Rodrigo, Archie Gray, Darko Gyabi, Georginio Rutter, Patrick Bamford, Weston McKennie