Leeds United supervisor Javi Gracia may also be with out Max Wober in opposition to Arsenal by damage, stories Adam Pope.
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Los Blancos journey to Premier League leaders Arsenal on Saturday afternoon in a bid to avoid wasting an important win over Wolves earlier than the worldwide break and transfer away from the relegation zone.
Grace admitted will probably be a “very demanding” afternoon on the Emirates, his job not being made simpler by a number of absentees. It was confirmed forward of his pre-match press convention that midfielder Tyler Adams had undergone hamstring surgical procedure, and there have been additionally query marks surrounding Wober and Wilfried Gnonto after having issues through the break with Austria and Italy respectively.
Wober posted on his Instagram account that he suffered a minor damage, and there has now been affirmation of his situation. Pope was current at Thorp Arch for Gracia’s press convention, the place he additionally mentioned he was anxious on accidents because of the dimension of the Leeds squad. Each Wober and Gnonto have been confirmed to be out of this weekend’s recreation, with Pope posted on Twitter:
“Wober and Gnonto additionally dated Adams (who seems like a bonus if we see him play once more this season”
What’s going to Gracia do with out Wober?
Wober, hailed as ‘very good’ and a ‘chief’ by former supervisor Jesse Marsch, performed each minute of motion beneath Gracia within the prime flight, whereas Gnonto began simply two video games, so the defender central may very well be the largest miss for the Leeds head coach in opposition to Mikel Arteta’s aspect.
He has choices although, with Robin Koch greater than prone to proceed with out Wober on the correct aspect. Membership captain Liam Cooper and versatile defender Pascal Struijk are the senior choices out there for Gracia, with the pair again on the bench final day out in opposition to Wolves.
There’s additionally the choice of going with Cooper and Struijk alongside Koch in a again three, which Leeds haven’t carried out this season beneath Marsch or Gracia. Matching Whites Beren’s Cross admitted he likes the thought of a again three with Luke Ayling and Junior Firpo as wingers and Marc Roca and Weston McKennie in midfield, and with Gracia anticipating a busy afternoon on the again , he may be tempted to vary issues.