Calum Chambers scored with his first touch after coming on as Arsenal recorded one of the comfortable football scores in the Carabao Cup. The defender came on for Ben White who was struggling with illness. He came on in the 55th minute and bundled in Nicholas Pepe’s cutback. Former Leeds player Eddie Nketiah doubled Gunner’s advantage in the 69th minute after a poor clearance by Leeds’ captain Liam Cooper.
Arsenal: Leno (7), Cedric Soares (7), White (7), Holding (7), Kolasinac (6), Maitland-Niles (8), Elneny (5), Pepe (6), Smith Rowe (6), Martinelli (6), Nketiah (8).
Subs: Chambers (7), Lacazette (6), Lokonga (7), Tavares (n/a).
Leeds: Meslier (6), Drameh (6), Llorente (7), Struijk (6), Dallas (6), Phillips (7), Forshaw (7), James (6), Roberts (6), Harrison (7), Rodrigo (7).
Subs: Klich (6), Gelhardt (6), Cooper (5), Summerville (n/a), Greenwood (n/a).
Man of the match: Eddie Nketiah
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta: “I think a really good performance overall against a team whose manager demands them to be so committed in every single action. We played well and understood the game and executed it in the right way.” he added. “They gave us some issues, they always do, because every time you lose a duel you can be one vs one, the way they play! We adjusted a few things at half-time and we got better and stronger.”
Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa: “The first half we had an intensity that we couldn’t continue in the second half.” he added. “When you miss chances, it always gives the feeling to the opponent that they can alter the result themselves.”
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