Arsenal registered a comfortable 3-0 win over AFC Wimbledon at the Emirates on Thursday as the Gunners continue their hot winning form. This win came in Carabao Cup’s third round, Arsenal previously thrashed West Brom 0-6 in the Carabao Cup and did not fail to replicate the same against Wimbledon as well. Lacazette opened the scoring for them by winning a penalty in the early minutes of the match, while youngsters Smith-Rowe and Eddie Nketiah scored the other two. Arsenal’s next opponents in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup will be Leeds United, and Mikel Arteta’s side will be looking to triumph over them too.
What did Mikel Arteta say about Eddie Nketiah?
Gaffer Mikel Arteta was all praises for young gun Eddie who smashed a goal past Wimbledon last night and put up a very impressive display. This was Nketiah’s first start for the Gunners this season, as he was previously out with an injury that kept him out of action. Apart from this, there were many speculations that surrounded around him regarding his contract talks and a transfer away from the Emirates as well.
Here is what Arteta said about Nketiah: “I think Eddie gives us a lesson every day in how a professional should do his job. There was lots of speculation around him. He gets his head down, trains harder than anyone, supports every teammate. I’m so happy for him.” This season could finally be the one where things go Nketiah’s way, as he will be looking to prove himself and show he is the future of Arsenal.
While Arsenal face Leeds United in the next tie of the Carabao Cup, Arsenal face the real test this Sunday as the North London derby approaches up and coming. The Gunners host fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League, who sit 6 places above Arsenal.