Gabon’s hat-trick Pierre Emerick Aubameyang led Arsenal, led by Mikel Arteta (4-2), to victory over Leeds United, who won again after three games.
The London team added only one of the last nine points on the line. With Norwegian Martin Odegaard and Spaniards Danny Ceballos and Hector Bellerin at the start, Arsenal are back with victory.
Arsenal are still longing for the European centers, who reached the first half 3-0 at their side. Aubameyang opened the account in the 13th minute, converting a pass by Swiss Granit Chaka in the 41st minute from a penalty kick from goalkeeper Ilan Messler.
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Hector Bellerin, bypassing fellow countryman Danny Ceballos, scored the third goal in extra time in the first half.
Leeds reacted later, with a verdict on scoring. Marcelo Bielsa could not count on the injured Spaniard Diego Llorente and Rodrigo Moreno.
Aubameyang scored the fourth goal early in the second half with a header from Emile Smith Rowe’s pass.
Later the London Fund slowed and Leeds used it to form a scoreboard. Pascal Strugk beat Bernd Leno with a header from a corner kick from Ravenha. And in the year 69, Portuguese Helder Costa finished off a superb pass from Welshman Tyler Roberts.
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Arteta Odegaard withdrew after a quarter of an hour from the end to give the entry of Egyptian Mohamed El Nini and Ceballos to one of the finals of Rob Holding.
Arsenal, by winning, push Leeds down from 10th, and now 11th with two points lower. Arteta’s team trails five points behind Chelsea, who are fifth in the European zone.
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