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Arsenal 1-0 Leeds United: 3 Reasons Why The Gunners Won

Modified 07 Jan 2020, 05:32 IST

#2 Quality in the final third

Arsenal FC v Leeds United - FA Cup Third Round
Arsenal FC v Leeds United - FA Cup Third Round

For all the possession and chances Leeds had in the first half, it only took 10 minutes of Arsenal pressure to break the deadlock. Once the Gunners started to commit more men to attack and play quicker passes, the Championship leaders couldn’t handle it. All of a sudden gaps in the Leeds defence were appearing and Arsenal’s final third quality began to shine through.

Mesut Ozil began to find more space in the final third, using his deft flicks to progress play quicker. Alexandre Lacazette also began to improve his hold up play, bringing Reiss Nelson and Nicolas Pepe into the game as they drifted into central areas. Arsenal ended the game with 16 attempts on goal, 5 of which were on target. The Gunners were also able to complete 230 passes, most of which came in the second half. 

Published 07 Jan 2020, 05:32 IST
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