Arsenal vs. Leeds live score, updates, highlights & lineups from Premier League clash

Arsenal vs. Leeds live score, updates, highlights & lineups from Premier League clash

Arsenal take on Leeds United today at the Emirates Stadium, in a match that could have great consequences at both ends of the Premier League table in the race for Europe and relegation battles.

Mikel Arteta’s Gunners are looking to cement their place in the UEFA Champions League slots and achieve a fourth win on the bounce, whilst could move to within a point of Chelsea in third place if they can indeed grab all three points.

There is also room to capitalize on Tottenham’s failure to come away from Anfield with a win yesterday, potentially meaning Arsenal can move four points clear of the Lilywhites with a victory. On the other hand, visitors Leeds find themselves in a perilous position, hovering just above the relegation zone in 17th place.

Nevertheless, fellow basement battlers, Everton has a game in hand on Jesse Marsch’s men, signifying that they need a result to avoid the looming threat of uncertainty surrounding their Premier League status. Leeds come into this one in good form, however, as they have lost just one of their last six domestic encounters. 

With both sides having plenty at stake, this match promises to be excellent viewing and could produce plenty of goals throughout.

The Sporting News is following Arsenal vs. Leeds live, with commentary, highlights and score updates below. 

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Arsenal vs. Leeds live score

 1H 2H Final
Arsenal 2 2โ€”
Leeds 0 1โ€”

Goals: Nketiah (5 mins, 10 mins) Llorente (66 mins)

Arsenal vs. Leeds live updates and highlights

68th min: First change for Mikel Arteta as Bukayo Saka departs for Nico Pepe, Takehiro Tomiyasu also picked up a booking someway during the proceedings.

66th min: GOAL! This wasn’t written in the script, Junior Firpo flicks a rare corner for the visitors on to Diego Llorente who sidefoots his volley home unmarked at the back post. Can Leeds record a famous comeback?

62nd min: Another chance for the lively Martinelli, who puts his volley wide of the target 

59th min: Martinelli fires just over the bar on the volley after a superb team move, very unlucky not to be 3-0 to Arsenal.

56th min: Close! Gabriel Martinelli brilliantly cuts inside before firing a curling shot that has to be palmed out for a corner by Leeds goalkeeper Meslier, great work from the youngster and an equally commendable save.

52nd min: Gabriel Martinelli floats an enticing cross into the back post area which just evades Bukayo Saka’s head, Arsenal are getting closer to another goal after a bright start to the second half.

48th min: Odegaard teases brilliant ball into the box which is sliced by Koch into the hands of his grateful goalkeeper, not far away from a third for Arsenal.

46th min: We’re underway for the second half, with Leeds deciding to make another change at the interval as Bate replaces Klich in midfield. 

Half-time: Gabriel Martinelli is coming into form at a great time for Arsenal, the Brazilian was arguably the pick of the bunch in a brilliant first-half display for the Gunners. 

Half-time: Arsenal lead visitors Leeds United 2-0 after a brace from Eddie Nketiah, Mikel Arteta will be hoping for more of the same in the second half as he looks to secure a spot in the top four of the Premier League.

43rd min: Eddie Nketiah becomes the first Arsenal player to score two goals in the opening ten minutes of a Premier League fixture since Nwankwo Kanu, not bad company indeed!

39th min: Arsenal take a promising looking free-kick on the right-hand side of the area after Bukayo Saka was halted by Junior Firpo, Odegaard’s shot smartly saved by Meslier before Llorente somehow scrambles clear.

34th min: Leeds look like they’re starting to lose their discipline here, as Klich picks up a booking for a late tackle on Granit Xhaka.

33rd min: Eddie Nketiah has been the difference for the hosts so far with two typically potent goals.

29th min: Pascal Struijk replaces Joe Gelhardt to shore up the Leeds United rearguard after Ayling is sent off.

27th min: Red Card! Luke Ayling is sent off after VAR determines his challenge is worthy of an early bath. Raphinha is also booked for the visitors.

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25th min: VAR! Potential red card for Luke Ayling for serious foul play just after Saka shoots straight at Meslier

23rd min: Odegaard sees his low range centre cleared away to Cedric who blazes over the bar on the angle, total domination from the hosts.

18th min: Chance! Nketiah almost hooks a Gabriel Martinelli centre in from close range though just can’t make the final contact.

17th min: Arsenal defender Gabriel picks up a booking after a reckless challenge.

16th min: Arsenal is in total control of proceedings, creating numerous openings that have troubled the Leeds defence. The Whites can barely get out of their own half at the moment.

10th min: GOAL! Eddie Nketiah strokes home a second from inside the area after some fantastic wing play by Gabriel Martinelli, Arsenal on fire so far and look hungry for more!

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5th min: GOAL! Eddie Nketiah capitalizes on a loose touch from Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier and bundles into the net from close. Huge goal for Arsenal, brilliant start for the Gunners!

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1st min: We’re now underway at the Emirates Stadium.

5 mins to KO: Nearly time for the match between Arsenal vs. Leeds to get underway in North London, stay with us as we dive head first into the action!

10 mins to KO: Eddie Nketiah could be key for Arsenal today, as he starts his fifth game in succession up top for the Gunners. Could he come back to haunt Leeds? The 22-year-old spent some of the 2019/20 campaign on loan at Elland Road before being recalled in January 2020. 

20 mins to KO: Kick-off is fast approaching! By the looks of things, The Emirates Stadium is in perfect condition for a game of football. Expect plenty of crisp passes.

30 mins to KO: Luke Ayling makes his 500th career appearance for Leeds today at the Emirates Stadium vs. Arsenal. 

45 mins to KO: On the flip side, the inclusion of youngster Joe Gelhardt is one that will excite the Leeds faithful. The 20-year-old has five goal contributions from 16 Premier League appearances this campaign, including a crucial 94th-minute winning goal against Norwich back in March.

50 mins to KO: For the Gunners, Takehiro Tomiyasu will need to ply his trade in an unfamiliar role of left-back today. Nuno Tavares is included on the Arsenal bench, signifying that this is a tactical switch by Mikel Arteta.

60 mins to KO: Both teams are in! Not many surprises from either side today in terms of personnel as both look to set their stall out to get a winning result today. 

1hr 10 mins to KO: A touching tribute before this afternoon’s match, as Leeds United man Stuart Dallas begins his recovery from a long-term fractured femur injury.

1hr 15 mins to KO: The stage is set perfectly for an afternoon of football, with a beautiful sunny day in store at the Emirates Stadium. 

1hr 25 mins to KO: Not long now until the starting line-ups are announced for Arsenal vs. Leeds. We will bring you them as soon as we have them available.

1hr 30 mins to KO: Leeds will have their own aspirations of coming away from North London with all three points, in what would be a massive step towards securing their Premier League status. Tactically, Jesse Marsch will need to get it spot on to stop Arsenal in their tracks. 

1hr 45 mins to KO: Undoubtedly, today is a huge opportunity for the Gunners to take a step closer to achieving UEFA Champions League football next campaign. Can Mikel Arteta’s men deliver a crucial three points in front of their own supporters?

2 hours to KO: Welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of Arsenal vs. Leeds, as the Gunners aim to extend their lead over Spurs in the top-four race.

Jesse Marsch of Leeds United celebrates win over Norwich City

Arsenal vs. Leeds starting lineups

Arsenal lineup (4-2-3-1): Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, Holding, Gabriel, Cedric, Elneny, Xhaka, Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli, Nketiah. Substitutes: (Leno, Lacazette, Smith Rowe, Pepe, Tavares, Oulad M’hand, Swanson, Patino.)

Leeds lineup (4-2-3-1): Meslier, Ayling, Firpo, Koch, Llorente, Klich, Phillips, Raphinha, Harrison, Gelhardt, James. Substitutes: (Klaesson, Rodrigo, Struijk, Bate, Hjelde, Cresswell, Greenwood, Shackleton, Gray.)

How to watch Arsenal vs. Leeds

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DateMay 8May 8May 8May 8
Time14:00 BST9:00 ET9:00 ET23:00 AET
TV channelSky Sports Main EventPeacockDAZNOptus Sport
StreamingNOW TVPeacock PremiumDAZNOptus Sport

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