On Sunday, Arsenal traveled down to Eland Road and took part in a game with everything to offer. There was a delayed kick-off, a missed penalty, and a red card that was overturned. This team is not for the faint of heart.
Arsenal were confronted with facing a team that has come to prominence this season thanks to an exceptional home record. Until they met table-toppers Arsenal, Leeds United had not lost a single home game this season.
Two minutes into the game, there was a power outage at Leeds, forcing the game to be restarted after a 30-minute delay.
The home team took advantage of the crowd support and pressed from the start, not allowing third-man runners to get inside and rampaging around the attackers to keep them out.
Sinnistera made life difficult for them by continually being found on the other end, while Leeds took advantage of Marc Roca and Tyler Adams’ press-resistance.
Aaron Ramsdale showed signs of having an outstanding game by stopping two goals in the first 45 minutes.
Leeds dominated Arsenal, but the league leaders showed flashes of brilliance whenever they had the ball or appeared to be on the counter.
Unreal Strike by Saka gives Arsenal the advantage in the game
Rodrigo botched a pass that Arsenal’s golden boy Saka snatched as he paired up with Captain Martin, who dished up a magnificent platter on a plate for Saka to score in the 35th minute.
They grabbed the lead and kept it until halftime.
Leeds United introduced Bamford, who caused havoc by making false nine runs while offering a danger up front. Leeds came out fired up, determined to regain parity, and were all over Arsenal.
It appeared to be one of those days for Leeds, as everything was either kept out or blocked by Ramsdale.
Saliba inadvertently handled the ball at the hour mark, resulting in a penalty. Bamford attempted but failed to convert.
Late drama at Elad Road
When it appeared that victory was assured, Bamford attempted to run through Gabriel in the final moments, resulting in a red card and a penalty.
The VAR gods were courteous to Arsenal and overturned the decision, allowing them to maintain their advantage.
They got the three points in the dirtiest way conceivable, but a win is a win. Leeds United deserves congratulations for their outstanding performance.