Arteta throws Arsenal glove as unbeaten run continues against Leeds


Mikel Arteta challenged his Arsenal side to extend their unbeaten run after reaching the Carabao Cup quarter-finals with a victory over Leeds.

The gunners took victory over their Premier League counterparts thanks to goals from Calum Chambers and Eddie Nketiah. This victory means they haven’t been beaten in their last eight games. And only two of those games ended in draws.

Arteta was happy with his team’s performance after some tactical adjustments at half-time and now wants them to continue.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “A very good performance on a team where the manager in every action is so committed.

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“We understood the game and what we had to do, we did it the right way.

“They gave us a few problems, they still do, but we created a lot of punches and situations without being very clinical, we adjusted a few things at half-time and we were better and stronger.

“We had good individual performances. They deserved the opportunity and seized it. We are hungry and hungry and players ready to work, we must continue this momentum and win more matches.

It was the Arsenal backline that shone in the cup victory. One of the downsides, however, has been the forced withdrawal of defenseman Ben White. However, Arteta explained that there was no lasting concern for the supporters.

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“With Ben and with others, he had a bug, so he was not feeling well,” explained the Spanish boss.

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White Chambers center-back opened the scoring barely 23 seconds after replacing his teammate.

Asked about the moment, he replied: “It was good, it was a beautiful moment. I was pretty confident it had happened so I was just waiting for him to give it to me.

“He (Arteta) told us to keep going, to play the way we want, it’s always tough against Leeds, they play in a very unique way, we stood the test and came away with the win.”

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Goalscorer Nketiah added: “It’s always good to play, it’s been a while, I’ve been working hard, waiting for my chance. The most important thing was to get out of it.

“We’re on a good roll right now. We push ourselves every day in training and the results come in a game.

“The manager chooses the 11 and ultimately we are working hard in training.”

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