The Whites travelled to the Emirates to face an Arsenal side high on confidence and challenging to finish inside the top four this season, so it was always going to be a tough ask for them to get a positive result, but big mistakes from both Illan Meslier and Luke Ayling compounded their misery early on.
Will Leeds be relegated?
It’s been quite a change for Leeds fans going from Marcelo Bielsa to Jesse Marsch with the Whites having only scored 10 goals in their last nine league games, with Leeds scoring three goals in two separate games to beef up those numbers.
This style of play and apparent lack of attacking ability in the final third has gotten to Wainman who’s reacted to Marsch claiming ‘it’s time to be pragmatic not pretty‘, with the YouTube quoting those comments and saying ‘Pragmatisms fine as long as you do something going the other way.’
TIF Thoughts on Wainman’s comments…
At this stage of the season, Marsch shouldn’t really be worried about how Leeds are playing as with just three games left to play they now find themselves in the bottom three and staring at a return to the Championship straight in the face.
All that matters now is results and the best way to get those results is scoring goals, especially if Leeds are struggling to keep the ball out of their own net, so a more attacking style of play could well benefit a side that possesses stars such as Raphinha, Jack Harrison, Rodrigo and Daniel James who have got 27 league strikes between them this campaign, so they have the players able to finish chances, if they’re allowed to express themselves further forward.