+ Visit Leeds United FC Mad for Latest News, Transfer Gossip, Fixtures and Match Results

Page 1 of 10 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 91

Thread: Arsenal - v - Leeds United **3rd Round FA Cup Match Thread**

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    5,363

    Arsenal - v - Leeds United **3rd Round FA Cup Match Thread**



    The Gunners host Leeds United in the third round on Monday in a match to be broadcast live on BBC One and the BBC Sport website (19:56 GMT kick-off).

    Ex-captain Arteta returned to Arsenal last month, signing a three-and-a-half-year deal to succeed Unai Emery.

    "We have to be challenging for the cups and we'll try to do that again this season," said Arteta.

    Arsenal have won the FA Cup a record 13 times, three of which have come in the past six years. Former midfielder*Arteta started their 2014 final victory*and was also a winner in 2015, though he missed the*showpiece at Wembley.

    "It is a competition that is very attached to this football club in recent years and we have to take it very seriously," said the 37-year-old Spaniard.

    "I think winning brings togetherness, and when you have beautiful experiences together and you win trophies, those experiences stay within that group.

    "After you win, you don't want to stop winning. You become addicted to that - and that is what we have to try and implement at this club."

    Why Beckford wants another Leeds FA Cup shock - 10 years onWatch Arsenal v Leeds and the fourth-round draw live on the BBCQuiz: Name the Arsenal and Leeds line-ups from 2004Can Leeds produce an upset? Ladhood star Liam Williams takes on Lawro

    The Premier League side will be without defender Calum Chambers, who has been*ruled out for at least six months*with a ruptured cruciate ligament.

    Forward Gabriel Martinelli and full-back Hector Bellerin have been nursing hamstring problems and will both be assessed before Monday's game at Emirates Stadium.

    Leeds, who are top of the Championship, are without forward Eddie Nketiah, who was on loan from Arsenal but who has now been recalled.

    Head coach Marcelo Bielsa says defender Robbie Gotts and goalkeeper Illan Meslier will make their debuts, with defenders Gaetano Berardi and Barry Douglas also starting.

    "Of course it is a big challenge for us. It is enough to see the players and the prestige and level they have," said Argentine Bielsa.

    "When people think that we are the favourite in one match, we don't consider things like that - and neither do we with the opposite, which is in this case.

    "Every time we compete, we trust in our resources and respect our opponent's resources.

    "We will always do this with the wish to impose our style, and we will try to do this on Monday."

    On the challenge posed by their Championship opponents, Arteta added: "I know how tough it will be to play against them.

    "[Bielsa] makes them fight, challenge, run, compete and never give up in any game or any circumstances."

    5 - 0.

    MOT towards the league.....

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    9,309
    Do we want to win, or does it depend on who we would get in the next round?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    9,309
    Nice piece to camera from Nikolai Costa, very good.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    9,309
    And we get Dreary doing the draw!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    5,162
    Andy forgot to say - you can have a night off, it's on the gogglebox :-)

    Nice to see Beckford, has he had some sort of speech therapy, he seemed very composed\/

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    9,309
    Quote Originally Posted by CalverleyBoy View Post
    Andy forgot to say - you can have a night off, it's on the gogglebox :-)

    Nice to see Beckford, has he had some sort of speech therapy, he seemed very composed\/
    Didnt he!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    9,309
    Quote Originally Posted by WTF11 View Post
    Do we want to win, or does it depend on who we would get in the next round?
    Bournemouth away.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    5,162
    Strong side from Arsenal - I thought they would rest players but guess this is all they have left to go for

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    3,366
    Quote Originally Posted by WTF11 View Post
    Bournemouth away.
    Just don't ant a draw, happy to win not unhappy to lose.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    5,162
    Can someone sort Klich's hair out

Page 1 of 10 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •