Adrian Clarke has claimed that Leeds United forward Patrick Bamford is key to their chances of three points against Arsenal on Sunday.
The former Gunners player claims that Mikel Arteta’s side must cut the supply to the in-form striker, who has already scored seven goals this season.
Both sides go into the game at Elland Road on the back of humiliating defeats in which they lost by three goals against Villa and Palace.
Writing for Fantasy Premier League, Clarke claimed that the Whites striker can guide his side to their first top-flight win over the Gunners for 17 years.
“Patrick Bamford has scored in five of Leeds United’s first eight matches and is the player Arsenal should be most wary of on Sunday,” he wrote.
“The 27-year-old’s clinical finishing and intelligent movement have surprised those who doubted his Premier League credentials. Bamford is full of confidence and leading the line superbly for one of the competition’s most adventurous teams.
“Bamford is in outstanding form and can help Leeds earn a first win over Arsenal in any competition since May 2003.”
Bamford has stepped up massively since promotion to the Premier League.
The 27-year-old is among the league’s best and is rivalling the strikers chasing the Golden Boot already – only one goal behind the top spot.
More impressively, Bamford has a better goal conversion rate than Harry Kane and will be key behind the Whites picking up three points this Sunday.
With the likes of Rodrigo returning, and Raphinha looking sharp ahead of his first potential start for the club, Leeds are in a brilliant position ahead of this one.
Arsenal, on the other hand, have a number of players missing, and that is something that Bamford will certainly be looking to take advantage of.
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