Graham Smyth shares major Leeds United update as Premier League postponements worsen ahead of Arsenal clash

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Leeds United face Arsenal this weekend with the game still going ahead despite major postponements across the Premier League.

The start of this season marked the end of an 18-month absence of fans as they were locked out of games since March 2020.

As we hoped for the end of what’s been a nightmare period for the game, it looks like we’re not out of the woods yet.

Positive COVID-19 tests are rife throughout Premier League squads at the moment, leading to majorly depleted squads and subsequent postponements of games.

This weekend’s round of fixtures has seen five games called off due to the number of positive cases, with just Aston Villa v Burnley and Leeds v Arsenal going ahead as things stand tomorrow.

Leeds’ injuries do mean that even a small handful of positive test results could scupper their chances to get this game played against the Gunners.

The Yorkshire Evening Post’s Graham Smyth has reported that in spite of the growing number of cases, Leeds are still at zero in their squad, that he knows of.

Taking to Twitter, he wrote this in response to a fan query:

Well, at least there’s one thing not spreading through our squad like wildfire, because injuries already are somehow.

We cannot afford to have any cases come into the squad because it would mean we’d have to postpone.

As much as we don’t want to see games called off, it’s rather frustrating that other clubs are getting respite for key players while we soldier on without a break.

Let’s just hope it stays the case with our squad and Arsenal’s too, as they played on Wednesday.