Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson believes that Arsenal will follow up their disappointing 3-0 loss to Aston Villa in the Premier League with another league defeat at newcomers Leeds United. According to him, Leeds United will bounce back from the 4-1 loss at Crystal Palace with a 2-1 victory over the Gunners.

Mark Lawrenson further revealed that the Leeds United vs. Arsenal is largely unpredictable, but he has gone for the home team because the Gunners have been very inconsistent under Mikel Arteta this season. He also said that he expects a reaction from Arsenal after the unexpected loss to Villa.

Arsenal were outclassed at home by Aston Villa who scored three goals without any reply from their hosts to hand Gunners boss Mikel Arteta his joint worst result in the Premier League under his managerial watch. The 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa is the worst result under Arteta at Arsenal alongside the 3-0 loss at Manchester City last season. It must be noted that the Manchester City win was against 10 men following the sending off of defender David Luiz.

The Aston Villa win was achieved with the help of goals from Bukayo Saka (own goal) and a brace from the in-form Ollie Watkins. The result moved Villa into the top six, while the Gunners drop into the bottom half of the table.

Ahead of the Leeds United game, Arsenal have been rocked by the news of a training feud between David Luiz and Dani Ceballos though the latter has denied the incident. It was reported that the two players came to blows on the training ground at London Colney. Despite the alleged fight, the two players are expected to feature at Elland Road. However, Mohamed ElNenywill miss the Leeds game alongside SeadKolasinac after the two players went into isolation upon testing positive for Covid-19.

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