How Leeds failed to score against Arsenal is anyone’s guess.
However, the Whites failed to find the back of the net, and that is at least partially down to Patrick Bamford’s woeful day in front of goal.
Bamford’s finishing has often been criticised, but in Leeds’ first game against a Premier League team since Marcelo Bielsa’s appointment it was clear that he’s not going to be up to scratch if they go up.
United have been able to dominate not only the league table in the Championship, but also the xG table. Though, one thing that the Whites have always struggled with is finding the net.
If Leeds go up they won’t get as many chances, and they need to make sure that any opportunities that arise are taken. Otherwise, they will be punished just as Reiss Nelson did to them on Monday.
Bamford is far too wasteful and therefore, the £5.4m-rated forward wouldn’t be the long-term solution to Leeds’ striker position if they achieve promotion this season.
The Whites need to strengthen their attacking options at the earliest possible opportunity.