Luis Sinisterra is back from suspension and is likely to start for Leeds United as we play host to Arsenal on Sunday at Elland Road – and Jesse Marsch has told Friday’s press conference that he “creates calmness’ in the final third.
Sinisterra, 23, was suspended against Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon, after being shown a second yellow card against Aston Villa. While his first yellow was debatable, his second booking was sheer stupidity and inexperience.
It saw Leeds go from possibly earning three points, to holding on to one. Leeds lacked a spark in the final third against Palace in the second half and having Sinisterra available would have changed that. But now, Sini is back.
He will almost certainly start against the Gunners – who boast a manager that Marsch says is the most “underrated” in the league. Marsch raved about the summer signing, saying he “has a really clever way of playing” in attack.
“That’s important [Sinisterra back] because he’s one of the guys in attack that creates calmness, creates ease, that has a really clever way of playing football. Has the ability to finish off plays. He will be very important for us.”
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Marsch: Sinisterra creates calmness in Leeds final third
Calmness is a surprising description of a player that has scored three goals, laid on an assist and been sent off in his first seven games. Sinisterra is electric, and loves scoring goals. He is much-like Raphinha, which is helpful.
Flair, speed, skill – but also the hard-working desire to impress and help his teammates. Sinisterra will be absolutely pivotal to whatever success that comes our way this season. Surely, he comes in for Rodrigo on Sunday afternoon?
Hopefully, he has learnt from his mistake against Aston Villa and hits the ground running. Like he did in his first six appearances, with four goal involvements straight off the bat. A goal or an assist on Sunday would be lovely.