Arsenal are preparing to return to action with the international break now over and done with.
The Gunners are entering the final run-in, and they are just a handful of games away from securing a Premier League title, but they still have plenty of work to do, especially with Manchester City ready to bounce. First up after the break is a home clash with relegation-threatened Leeds United, but Mikel Arteta’s men will be well aware that the Whites have already secured more than one big upset this season.
As preparations ramp up for the clash, we have rounded up all the latest news surrounding the Emirates Stadium.
Man Utd legend Wayne Rooney believes Arsenal will come up short in their bid to win the Premier League.
“I hope Arsenal do win it [but] I think City will pip them to it. It’s going to be intriguing,” Rooney said via Football365. “I think because Arsenal have not been in this position for a long time, and it can be a lot of pressure to go with that.
“Once you start getting into the last 10 games of the season that’s when the real pressure starts. And so I’m really interested to see if they can sustain what they’ve been doing all season.”
Ramsdale’s Leeds claim
Arsenal keeper Aaron Ramsdale believes Leeds have not shifted too much from their style under new boss Javi Gracia.
“We’re expecting a tough game. They’ve had a change of manager, but the way they have approached most recent games is still very similar. They have the same sort of style, they want to dominate the team by out-running them,” the goalkeeper has said.
“They had a great win against Wolves so it will be another tough test, and hopefully it’s one we can come through like we have done at the Emirates more times than not this season. Hopefully it will be another good day for us.”