By Sam Stone

27th Mar, 2023 | 5:10pm

Injury expert shares Arsenal update ahead of Premier League clash v Leeds United

Arsenal are set to be without four first-team players for their Premier League clash against Leeds United at The Emirates, according to injury expert, Ben Dinnery.

Former Whites loanee Eddie Nketiah is nearing his comeback from an ankle injury but has been “ruled out” of the clash against his old club on Saturday (1 April) (Premier injuries).

William Saliba is currently being assessed, but Dinnery has also ruled the French defender out of the fixture.

Mohamed Elneny and Takehiro Tomiyasu are long-term absentees from Mikel Arteta’s plans and will miss the clash against Javi Gracia’s side.

Tough task

Realistically, there’s not a lot of pressure on Leeds heading to North London.

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Arsenal look to be edging closer to a famous league title and have brushed aside everyone in their path, especially at home. It’s a free hit for Leeds, with a point being a brilliant result if it can be achieved.

Gracia will have one eye firmly fixed on the upcoming home fixtures against Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest. Home games against direct rivals cannot be passed up and the Elland Road faithful could have a big role to play between now and the end of the season.

The Spaniard will be hoping to build off of the win over Wolves. Leeds had to weather periods of pressure against Julen Lopetegui’s side, but, on the whole, they stood up to the test well.

It’s going to be a tough task on Saturday, but the longer the Whites can keep it 0-0, the more chance they have of upsetting the form book.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are continuing to monitor a target they made an approach for in January, with his club now braced for bids to arrive in the summer.

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