By Pranav Shahaney

2nd May, 2022 | 2:10pm

Jamie O'Hara predicts winner in Leeds United clash v Arsenal live on talkSPORT

Former Tottenham Hotspur player Jamie O’Hara has shown some unlikely Arsenal favouritism by backing them to beat Leeds United.

The Gunners are deadlocked with Spurs in the top four battle and are set to take on Leeds at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday (May 8).

The Whites themselves are fighting against relegation, but O’Hara does not see them picking up anything from the game this weekend.

Speaking on talkSPORT, Laura Woods asked him to predict Arsenal’s results.

She said, “Here we go, let’s do this. Arsenal v Leeds, Jamie, how many points?”

He responded, “Arsenal get three points.”

Backs against the wall

Nobody fancies Leeds to pick up anything from their next two games, given their recent run of form.

The Whites appeared to have steadied the ship under Jesse Marsch, but now find themselves in 17th place.

They were never in this position after the first few weeks of the season under Marcelo Bielsa.

This could lead to many questioning the board’s decision to appoint the American in the first place, given how well the Argentine knew this group of players.

Leeds cannot afford to write off the Arsenal game and Marsch needs to pull out an ace up his sleeve for this clash.

These are the kinds of games that earn them their money and if he wants to show he’s up for the job, he needs to pick up something from it.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are leading the race to complete a major signing and have already opened talks to seal a £25m deal.