Arsenal vs Leeds United: Reiss Nelson fires Gunners to 1-0 win over Peacocks

Arsenal vs Leeds United: Reiss Nelson fires Gunners to 1-0 win over Peacocks

- Arsenal vs Leeds United's FA Cup clash saw the Gunners progress to the next round

- Reiss Nelson powered the Premier League side to victory with his 55th-minute goal

- Mikel Arteta's men will battle Bournemouth in their fourth-round clash later this month

Arsenal book their spot in the fourth round of the FA Cup championship following their 1-0 win over stubborn Leeds United at the Emirates Stadium.

Reiss Nelson scored the only goal that separated the two sides in the 55th minute after tapping into the net a deflected cross from Alexandre Lacazette.

Summer signing Nicolas Pepe started the build-up to the goal after picking up the ball from the center half and drove a bit forward before releasing the ball to the Frenchman.

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Lacazette dribbling one of the opponent's defenders to clear the way and then launched a not-too-high cross which was towards the 20-year-old by Kalvin Phillips in the danger zone.

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The youngster then carefully tucked the ball into the net as the north Londoners sealed their spot in the next round of the cup competitions.

It was indeed a tough encounter for the Premier League side who failed to find the back of the net in the first half of the meeting.

The visitors clearly had a game plan, and they were able to stick to it until they conceded a second-half goal which sent them out of the competition.

Marcelo Bielsa's men were fantastic all through the first 45 minutes but all their efforts failed to materialise.

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Emiliano Martinez was the Gunners' savior at some point with impressive saves which kept them in the game all through regulation period.

Meanwhile, Arsenal will battle fellow Premier League side Bournemouth in the next stage of the championship as they hope to add to their record 13 FA Cup titles.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Arsenal produced a superb performance at the Emirates Stadium as they defeated visiting Manchester United 2-0 in a tough Premier League encounter.

The Red Devils came into the match with the hope of getting a nice result against the north Londoners but met a rejuvenated side under new boss Mikel Arteta.

A goal each from Nicolas Pepe and Sokratis Papastathopoulos ensured the Gunners claimed maximum points and also keep a clean sheet at the end of the meeting

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