Arteta ‘shouted a lot’ at half-time as Arsenal shrug off sluggish start to beat Leeds


Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta “shouted a lot” at half-time to inspire an improved performance that helped the Gunners beat Leeds United and progress to the FA Cup fourth round. Leeds dominated before the break, with Patrick Bamford hitting the bar with one of United’s 15 first-half efforts.

Arsenal were excellent in the second half and Reiss Nelson scrambled home to secure a second consecutive win. The Gunners will visit Bournemouth in the next round later this month. Arsenal keeper Emiliano Martinez said Arteta was “really angry” at the break and striker Alexandre Lacazette told BBC One: “The manager shouted a lot. He was not happy because we knew they’d play like this and we didn’t respect what he had said.”

The hosts had the majority of the second-half chances, with Lacazette clipping the crossbar with a free-kick. “Now I’m really pleased but we saw two different teams – one in the first 30 minutes, and another after that,” said Arteta.


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