The Gunners were not close to their best on the day but still came away with a 1-0 win.
That result, combined with Manchester City’s loss to Liverpool, means Arsenal are now four points clear atop of the Premier League.
And whilst any sort of title challenge from the north Londoner seemed far-fetched just a few months ago, they are now proving they may have what it takes to go head-to-head with City.
A mark of any good title challenger/winner is that they are able to win even when they are not at their best.
And this is exactly what Arsenal did vs Leeds and what Aaron Ramsdale has been discussing:
“It’s the worst we’ve played and collectively we’ve managed to come away with three points and a clean sheet,” said the England keeper. “We’re a bit shocked at how bad we were on the ball, but collectively, from front to the back, we added another level in terms of defending and grinding out a result.
“We want to play our way and control games, but sometimes you just can’t. For us to get through this game and get three points and a clean sheet away from home is massive. Sometimes you have to win ugly, a smash and grab after not many chances on goal.
“We don’t want to do this every week. We want to be winning with nice football, but to know we can do that, it’s now in the back of our heads that we can do it and [to] do it at a place like Leeds, it gives us confidence.”