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Posted by sean on December 2, 2019 at 10:32 pm in Leeds United with No Comments


It was bound to happen sooner or later. Leeds drawn to play Arsenal in the FA Cup.

There was a period a few years ago, where it felt as if both teams were drawn against each other every season.

The last few times, Arsenal eventually overcame Leeds, despite my beloved Whites pushing them mighty close on occasions.

I don’t know how to feel about this one. I’ll say this very quietly… I don’t even know how much I want Leeds to win! This may sound totally absurd, but let me explain…

Leeds are doing really well in the league this season. You know the league? The competition that I banged on about throughout all last year – crowing how well Leeds were doing, until they buggered it all up, in a frustratingly predictable fashion.

I am hoping that this season, things may be different and Leeds will finish the job and BLOODY WELL GET PROMOTED! That means no distractions, including any exciting runs in the cup.

Therefore, a narrow win for Arsenal would not be the end of the world. As the popular terrace chant goes “One nil, to the Arsenal”. I’d accept that, on the condition that it is “Twenty nil, to the Leeds United” in the following fixture.

On the other side of the metaphorical football coin, a win for Leeds is never a bad thing. In that spirit, here are a few of my favourite moments involving Leeds and Arsenal, from days gone by…

 

My favourite goal scored by a Leeds player, against Arsenal in my lifetime. While this goal saved Leeds from relegation, it unfortunately awarded Manchester United the league title.

 

Believe it or not, Leeds were once a pretty good team. They even won the FA Cup in 1972 – coincidentally their fellow finalists were Arsenal. Listen out for the greatest line of football commentary ever “Clarke… one nil!”

 

Predictably, Leeds got their comeuppance.
Arsenal, or rather Thierry Henry, dished out a harsh lesson in
revenge…

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