Leeds took the game to Arsenal before holes opened up but they would be a welcome addition to the Premier League

There has been the usual hand-wringing about the FA Cup this week. What is it for? What is its purpose? Do we still need this thing to work like this thing works?

Well, here was one fairly convincing answer. The point of the FA Cup is to get Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United to the Emirates, and let them loose on prime-time TV. That ought to do it for now.

Related: Arsenal v Leeds United: FA Cup third round – live!

Continue reading...