The Athletic journalist Phil Hay has revealed an interesting detail regarding Leeds United’s game against Arsenal on February 14th.
On Tuesday night, the Gunners lost 2-1 to Wolves and both defender David Luiz and goalkeeper Bernd Leno were given straight red cards.
In some cases, instant dismissals are greeted with three-match bans but that is not the case with the Arsenal duo as they are due to host Marcelo Bielsa’s side in just over a week’s time.
Hay responded to a fan on Twitter and said that both Luiz and Leno will only serve one game on the sidelines, meaning that they will return to face Leeds at the Emirates.
The North Yorkshire outfit are just two points behind Arsenal in the Premier League table in 11th place, with two games in hand on the three-time Premier League winners.
one game for those offences. Serious foul play/violent conduct carries three matches
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) February 2, 2021
Transfer Tavern Verdict
February 14th is teeing up to be a huge game in Bielsa’s season and may shed light as to where Leeds may finish this campaign.
They have a difficult game Everton to negotiate on Wednesday before they can focus on their trip to North London.
With two victories and two defeats from their last four games, now would be a good time for Leeds to develop some consistency, but they will have to face an Arsenal team with Leno and Luiz available to play in 11 days’ time.
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