Sports writing, Nov 22 (EFE) .- Argentine Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds ran into resistance from Spanish Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal (0-0) who kept the guy despite playing almost the entire second half with one less player for the expulsion of the Ivorian Nicolas Pépé.
An insufficient equalizer for both, with bad results behind them and in need of points. The London team because it is far from their expectations. In the middle of the standings, far from European positions and burdened by three defeats and a draw in their last five games.
Arteta’s team does not get out of this situation, who could obtain a worse score in Elland Road against an opponent who dominated the game although without generating excessive scoring chances. Even so, Bielsa’s team, recently promoted, has not been the team at the beginning of the course for some time, with good results and a broader perspective.
The streak of Leeds is not good, they have only won one of their six recent games and faced the visit of Arsenal with two consecutive defeats.
Leeds accentuated their dominance from minute 52 when Pépé’s header to Macedonian Ezgjan Alioski, reviewed by the VAR, led to the direct expulsion of the African.
The Spanish Rodrigo Moreno, who jumped onto the field twenty from the end, instead of Luke Aylling, had the clearest chance with a shot that crashed off the crossbar. The Brazilian Raphinha also had another in added time, who also repelled the stick. There wasn’t much else. Neither Illan Meslier, Leeds goal, nor the German Bernd Leno, from Arsenal, had too much work and the match ended goalless. EFE
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