Leeds United forward Wilfried Gnonto has been the source of much speculation as of late, after a source close to the player revealed that he has been fully fit for the club’s last two Premier League games. Gnonto, who arrived from FC Zurich in the summer, has struggled to find consistent game time under current head coach Javi Gracia, leading to concerns from fans and pundits alike.
Despite playing in 23 games this season, scoring four times and registering three assists, Gnonto has fallen out of favour as of late, with just 53 minutes of game time in the club’s last six league matches. This has led to much confusion among those in the stadium and in the media, with Gracia facing questions as to why he has not utilized the talents of Gnonto in recent weeks.
News from LUFCFANZONE suggests that Gnonto suffered a small injury prior to the club’s 6-1 defeat to Liverpool, but has since been fully fit and available for selection in matches against Fulham and Leicester. However, despite being fully fit, Gnonto has played just 10 minutes in the last two games, leading to concerns about his future at the club.
This situation has been described as strange by Phil Hay, with comparisons drawn to Joe Gelhardt’s lack of game time last season. However, the fact that Gnonto has made things happen this season has led many to question why Gracia has not given him more opportunities to shine. With the club battling to avoid relegation, Gnonto could prove to be a vital asset in their fight for survival, as he has shown himself to be a player capable of providing moments of brilliance in key matches.
With Luis Sinisterra now injured, the pressure is on Gracia to get his team selection right for their crucial match against Bournemouth this weekend. It remains to be seen whether Gnonto will be given the chance to prove his worth, but as things stand, it looks like it could be a make or break game for Leeds in their attempts to avoid the drop.