Arsenal 2-0 Leeds United - recap: Marcelo Bielsa reaction after League Cup exit at the Emirates

Leeds United travel to face Arsenal at the Emirates on Tuesday night in the fourth round of the League Cup - follow live below on the Yorkshire Evening Post's matchday blog.

By Joe Urquhart
Tuesday, 26th October 2021, 11:33 pm
Leeds United travel to take on Arsenal in the League Cup.
Leeds United travel to take on Arsenal in the League Cup.

Marcelo Bielsa' s side take a midweek break from Premier League action tonight as they return to the League Cup.

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United travel to the capital to take on the Gunners and we'll have all the latest updates throughout the night below:

Arsenal v Leeds United - LIVE BLOG

Last updated: Tuesday, 26 October, 2021, 19:40

  • Leeds United travel to face Arsenal
  • Whites visit Emirates in the League Cup fourth round
  • Bielsa’s opts for strong side, as does Arteta
  • Kick-off in the capital is at 19:45
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  • FT: Arsenal 2-0 Leeds United

And the Emirates raises the volume... Leeds United are out first in London swiftly followed by Arsenal.

Looks like Leeds have opted to swap Arsenal over ahead of kick-off. The hosts will begin the evening...

1. A decent atmosphere greets the first whistle... and Arsenal get us underway at the Emirates following the taking of the knee.

2. It’s the hosts who start on the front foot. Pepe gets down the right and wins a corner. Dallas blocked the low ball in. United clear after a short scramble.

4. Almost a mix up at the back between Llorente and Drameh. The former short changes the latter with a pass and Martinelli tries to gather. Llorente slides in to halt the run and plays it off the Arsenal man.

5. Leeds have been a tad sloppy in the early exchanges, giving the ball away. Arsenal looking to use their pace down the wings as they fire another ball across the box but it’s too hard. Cleared.

7. Leeds not quite in full working order with their pressing from the front so far. Holding strides into the Leeds half and feeds in Nketiah, but the striker shoots tamely wide of the mark.

8. The first surge forward we’ve seen from the visitors, Dallas plays it to Rodrigo on the left. He tries to find James down the flank again but the wide man sees the flag raised as he tries to cross into the area.

Leeds attack, Arsenal break

10. Better from Leeds, who almost sneak through the Arsenal back line thanks to a lovely threaded ball from Llorente tries to find Rodrigo. It’s intercepted and Arsenal break through Martinelli, but Drameh produces a lovely tackle to halt the attack.

11. Half-hearted appeals from the hosts for a penalty. Llorente slides in on Nketiah, who is racing through. He is the wrong side but he gets the ball. Gunners corner and nothing more after a low block from Meslier.

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