Leeds United defender Ezgjan Alioski has trolled Arsenal attacker Nicholas Pepe ahead of the Premier League meeting between the two teams at the Emirates Stadium this weekend. EzgjanAlioski and Ivory Coast international Nicholas Pepe have a bit of history from the first league meeting between the two clubs. Ivory Coast international player Pepe was sent off during the game for head-butting EzgjanAlioski. Arsenal had to play a big part of the game with ten men and had to settle for a goalless draw at the home of Leeds United.
Leeds United are better placed than the Gunners on the log ahead of the meeting of the two teams despite the fact that it is only their first season back amongst the big boys in the Premier League. Leeds United have a one-point lead over Arsenal on the league standings having played one game less than the Gunners. Leeds United moved ahead of Arsenal on the standings with their straightforward victory over another London team, Crystal Palace on Monday night. Leeds United beat Palace 2-0 at home through strikes from Jack Harrison and the aforementioned Patrick Bamford to go above the Gunners.
Ahead of the visit of Leeds United, the Gunners won’t be without star midfielder Thomas Partey, who sustained an injury during the loss at Aston Villa last weekend and he’s not likely to be fit for the Benfica game in the Europa League round of 32 next week.