Arsenal Advance to EFL Cup Quarterfinals After Dumping Fellow Premier League Club Out of the Tourney

Arsenal Advance to EFL Cup Quarterfinals After Dumping Fellow Premier League Club Out of the Tourney

  • Arsenal are through to the next round of this season's EFL Cup competition after beating Leeds United 2-0 at Emirates Stadium
  • A goal each from Calum Chambers and Edward Nketiah sealed the round of 16 victory for the Gunners
  • Mikel Arteta and his men will now focus their attention on their Premier League game against Leicester City this weekend

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Two second-half goals from Calum Chambers and Edward Nketiah were all Arsenal needed to beat Leeds United and progress to the quarterfinals of this year's EFL Cup competition.

Chambers grabbed the opener for the North Londoners less than 30 seconds after replacing Ben White in the 55th minute.

The 26-year-old headed Nicolas Pepe's corner home from close range but the referee needed the goal-line technology to confirm they crossed the line.

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Arsenal advance to EFL Cup quarterfinals after dumping fellow Premier League club out of the tourney
Arsenal stars celebrate one of their goals after beating Leeds United 2-0 in the EFL Cup round of 16 game. Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse
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Leeds keeper Illan Meslier made attempts to deny the Gunners their first goal of the game but his efforts weren't good enough as the referee awarded the goal to the host.

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Nketiah doubled his side's tally in the 69th minute after benefiting from poor communication between the visitors' defenders.

They were trying to pass the ball to the keeper with a header but the Arsenal star intercepted the ball on its way, heightened Meslier and then tapped the ball into the back of the net.

The victory however propels Mikel Arteta's men to the next round of the cup competition despite struggling in the Premier League at the moment.

Arsenal are 10th on the table at the moment and their next game is against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

Champions League clubs interested in Bukayo Saka

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Briefly News earlier reported that at least two Champions League clubs are interested in signing talented Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka.

Saka has starred for club and country in recent months, and is an integral part of Mikel Arteta’s side as the Gunners continue their resurgence in the Premier League.

According to Italian outlet Calcio Mercato, Atletico Madrid and Juventus are two clubs who are closely monitoring Saka’s situation at Arsenal.

The report further suggests, however, that Arsenal will not accept anything less than £43 million for Saka.

Source: Briefly News

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