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LUFC Wenger - We miss Leeds in Premier League

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger would like to see Leeds to return to the Premier League after seeing his side knock them out of the FA Cup.

Arsenal finally overcame Leeds at the second attempt in the replay at Elland Road as they produced a classy display to beat a spirited Leeds side.

Wenger would now like to see the Yorkshire side return to the top flight for the first time since 2004.
Speaking on Sky Sports News, Wenger said, 'I was impressed by the way they (Leeds) were organised and their spirit and physical qualities. I think they have a good chance to be in the play-off - we miss Leeds in the Premier League,'

Arsenal needed to rely on a penalty in the last minute in the first game at the Emirates but they made no mistake second time around.

Samir Nasri quickly fired the Gunners ahead with a goal in the fifth minute and then they continued to play with an assurance that was missing in the first game.

Sagna made it two just past the half hour as the dominated the game.

Bradley Johnson gave Leeds hope a few minutes later with the goal of the game when he beat Szczesny from fully 35 yards.

The second half was much tighter and Wenger needed to bring on Cesc Fabregas and Robin Van Persie to put the tie beyond Leeds.

Van Persie added a third for Arsenal as Leeds chased the game.


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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 20 2011

Time: 9:06AM

Your Comments

More good comments from Mr Wenger towards Leeds. I think he's a secret Leeds fan!
andycapsxi
I must admit I have never been a huge fan of Arsene Wenger but I think over the two games he's said a lot of good things about Leeds, something you rarely hear from anyone let alone Wenger. Nice to hear, well done Arsene.
dazza71
Nice comments but in reality we were never going to beat them playing them at their own game. We needed to be up their ar*es none stop instead of standing off and letting them pass it. Arsenal were much better las night but our game plan wasnt as good as at the Emirates.
erni
I think to be fair the early goal was the thing that altered the course of the match. It settled us and put you on the back foot, forcing your lads to come out more. That played right into our hands. Having watched the match again I have to agree with Wenger. You were well organised and moved the ball around well yourselves. Contrast with Man City who came to our gaff the other week and hardly stepped foot in our half the whole match. A fecking disgrace of a team.
Wyn Mills
I agree with Arsene completely. I'd much prefer to see you boys back in the big time than going to half empty stadiums like the JJB or Ewood park. Great support last night, proper FA Cup tie.
Rocky7
Erni I agree, the players just seemed a little in awe last night, as you say stood off a little too much but we gave it a go and though disappointed we expected it, comments are great but the next 20 games will decide our future for next season
Tiny T
Arsene Wenger as gone up in my estimation over the two games. He's said lots of good things about us.
king billy
 

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