Leeds United midfielder Marc Roca is full of confidence ahead of his side’s trip to north London to face Premier League leaders Arsenal this Saturday.
The return to domestic action couldn’t really be much tougher for the Whites – as they take on a side who have won 22 of their 28 league games so far this season (D3 L3). The Gunners also boast a strong home form this term, making the weekend’s outing appear even more challenging.
Furthermore, Leeds are without midfield enforcer Tyler Adams due to surgery on a hamstring injury, whilst forward Wilfried Gnonto and defender Max Wober also set to miss out due to an ankle sprain and thigh issue respectively.
An extremely daunting prospect, then. Despite this, Roca remains confident, balancing praise for Saturday’s opponents with claims that Leeds will also carve out chances for themselves against Mikel Arteta’s side.
“I think Arsenal is playing really good,” Roca said, speaking with the Leeds United club website.
“I think they play really nice football, they play with control in every game, but I think we will have our chances.”
He also stressed the belief running through the Whites squad at present, inspired by the turnaround that the side have had since Javi Gracia replaced Jesse Marsch.
“But, we are ready, we are with confidence. Out of the last 12 points, we won two, drew one, we only lost against Chelsea in the league since Javi Gracia came here.
“We are in a good moment and we have to keep on going. We will go to the Emirates and we want the three points.”
Any sort of positive result on Saturday would be a welcome – yet unexpected – boost to Leeds’ Premier League survival hopes as they seek to increase the distance between themselves and the relegation zone.