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How the club’s personnel crisis could see a Leeds starlet make Premier League history vs Arsenal

How the club’s personnel crisis could see a Leeds starlet make Premier League history vs Arsenal

 

Leeds United talent Archie Gray will make Premier League history this evening, if he manages to make it off the bench in the club’s meeting with Arsenal.

Elland Road showdown

The solitary fixture of the day in the English top-flight is of course set to play out shortly.

Owing to a sudden spike in Covid-19 cases, a hefty six of this weekend’s scheduled matchups have been postponed, understandably, on the part of the Premier League powers that be.

Leeds’ meeting with Arsenal, scheduled to get underway at Elland Road in short order, however, as things stand, is primed to go ahead.

How the club’s personnel crisis could see a Leeds starlet make Premier League history vs Arsenal

Leeds United’s Argentinian head coach Marcelo Bielsa looks on during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Leeds United at St James’ Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on September 17, 2021 (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)

Gray to make history?

If the club’s matchday squad to have been unveiled a short time ago is anything to go by, though, then perhaps those of a Leeds persuasion would rather have seen their meeting with Arsenal called off.

This comes amid nothing short of a personnel emergency in west Yorkshire.

With the likes of Kalvin Phillips, Patrick Bamford, Junior Firpo and Pascal Struijk unavailable, Marcelo Bielsa was forced to call upon a rake of young talents from the club’s academy to face Arsenal:

And, as alluded to above, if one such starlet manages to make it off the bench at some point this evening, he will set a Premier League record in the process.

The player in question? Archie Gray.

Attacker Gray, at just 15 years of age, would become the youngest player to ever step foot on the pitch in the Premier League, if handed an unexpected bow against Arsenal:

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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# Team MP D P

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 16
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 8
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 7
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 7
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 6
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 6
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 6
Maddison, James Leicester City 6