Martin Ødegaard makes a first start for Arsenal. Sid Lowe profiled him on his loan to the club.

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This has caused a fuss, probably because it’s a rare moment of someone in football taking an interest in something beyond the end of their own nose.

Something has caught Marcelo Bielsa's attention at The Emirates!

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Arsenal: Leno, Bellerin, Luiz, Gabriel, Cedric, Ceballos, Xhaka, Smith-Rowe, Odegaard, Saka, Aubameyang.
Subs: Lacazette, Willian, Holding, Pepe, Chambers, Pablo Mari, Elneny, Ryan, Martinelli.

Our team to face Leeds…

Odegaard set for first start
@Aubameyang7 leads the line
@DavidLuiz_4 paired with @Biel_M04


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Does Mikel Arteta look at Leeds and wonder if his Arsenal players might learn to run as much? Having learned at the feet of Pep Guardiola, a Marcelo Bielsa disciple, he is an admirer of the Argentinian guru. He is also looking up at him, since Leeds are a place above Arsenal in the table, and have delighted the neutrals while Arsenal have been highly inconsistent, and are on one of their bad runs. They haven’t won any of the three Premier League matches they have played this month while Leeds are coming off Monday’s summary dismissal of Crystal Palace, as part of three wins in four. There seems likely to be no Kalvin Phillips for Leeds, as he has a calf problem, which would be a significant loss. Arsenal will be looking to Bukayo Saka who at 19 has become such an important player for them. This is a mid-table battle, but it’s one to savour.

The kick-off is at 4.30pm UK time. Join me.

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