Poet, activist and Leeds United fan Matt Abbott says despite two heavy defeats there’s no reason to panic.

The ball clatters against the woodwork in the 95th minute. Raphinha holds his head in his hands: denied his maiden Leeds United goal in front of an empty Kop. A minute later, Mikel Arteta breathes a huge sigh of relief as 10-man Arsenal manage to cling on. The Whites leave another pulsating encounter against a ‘Big Six’ side with only a point to show for it.

It’s difficult to remember sometimes that we’re ultimately supposed to watch football for enjoyment.

Launching attack after attack on the Gunners’ goal with no joy became exasperating. But as the dust settled and we all caught a breath, we pinched ourselves and had a little chuckle.


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