Arsenal 3-0 AFC Wimbledon: Alexandre Lacazette, Emile Smith Rowe and Eddie Nketiah score in win

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Eddie Nketiah made his debut for Arsenal with Arsenal's third goal

Arsenal defeated League One AFC Wimbledon in the fourth round to reach the Carabao Cup. This makes it three consecutive wins in all competitions.

Alexandre Lacazette made his first start since April. He scored a penalty when Nesta Guinness Walker fouled Gabriel Martinelli.

The win was sealed by Emile Smith Rowe's conversion from Lacazette’s pass and Eddie Nketiah’s beautiful flicked backheel taken from Cedric Soares’ cross.

In round 4, Arsenal hosts Leeds

After hitting the woodwork twice, the Gunners should have won by more than the Dons.

Nik Tzanev, the visiting goalkeeper, tipped the ball onto the bar at his own bar in half one. Nuno Tavares then headed off the post.

Nketiah was the only member of this team that the Gunners did not name to the Premier League.

AFC Wimbledon failed to score a goal in the match.

Mikel Arteta, Arsenal's chief executive, on building momentum: "It is really important that confidence rises.

"Competition is a great way to bring out the best in yourself when you are going through difficult times, and the boys managed to win three consecutive games.

"Credit to them for how they handled the situation, and now they are clearly looking forward to playing on Sunday in the biggest game of this season [at home to Spurs].

Mark Robinson, AFC Wimbledon boss: "Obviously it [the opener] wasn't a good goal to concede."

"After that, we recovered well. I think we had a really strong spell for 20 minutes of the first half in which we kept the ball very, very well. It's possible that we didn't have enough threat in key areas.

"It was crucial that we came here and tried our best to be who we were. We don't want to be possession-based so it was important that we came here to be the best version of ourselves.


Match Stats

Live Text Line-ups Arsenal Formation 4-3-2-1 1 Leno 17 Cdric Soares 16 Holding 22 Mar 20 Varela Tavares 15 Maitland-Niles 5 Partey 23 Sambi Lokonga 35 Martinelli 30 Nketiah 9 Lacazette 1 Leno

17 Cdric Soares

16 Holdings

22 Mar

20 Varela Tavares

15 Maitland-Niles

Smith Rowe Substituted by 5 Partey at 60' Minutes

23 Sambi Lokonga

35 Martinelli substituted for Saka at the 76' minute

30 Nketiah Substituted For Balogun at the 83' Minutes

9 Lacazette Substitutes 7 Saka

10 Smith Rowe

21 Chambers

25 Elneny

26 Balogun

31 Kolasinac

49 Hein Wimbledon Formation 4-4-1-1 1 Tzanev 2 Lawrence 22 Heneghan 5 Nightingale 18 Guinness-Walker 21 McCormick 4 Woodyard 8 Hartigan 12 Rudoni 9 Palmer 10 Assal 1 Tzanev

2 Lawrence

22 Heneghan booked at 45mins

5 Nightingale

18 Guinness-Walker

21 McCormick Booked at 30mins Substituted for Mebude at 60' minutes

4 Woodyard

8 Hartigan

12 Rudoni Substituted for Chislett at 69' minutes

9 Palmer substituted for Pressley at 54 minutes

10 Assal Substitutes 3 Csoka

6 Marsh

7 Alexander

11 Chislett

16 Mebude

19 Pressley

31 Oualah Referee Jarred Gillett Attenance: 56.276 Match Stats, Live Text, Post Update Match ends, Arsenal 3, AFC Wimbledon 1. Second Half ends in Full Time, Arsenal 3, AFC Wimbledon 0. Post update Attempt missed. Will Nightingale (AFC Wimbledon), header from the middle of the box is too high. After a set-piece situation, Anthony Hartigan assisted. Post update Foul by Pablo Mar, (Arsenal). Post update Aaron Pressley (AFC Wimbledon), wins a free kick during the attacking half. Post update Attempt missed. Albert Sambi Lokonga (Arsenal), left footed shot outside the box is high, wide and to the left. Emile Smith Rowe assisted after a corner. Post update Corner, Arsenal. Nikola Tzanev conceived the idea. Post-update: Attempt saved. Bukayo Saka, Arsenal's left-footed shot from in the middle of the box is saved in goal. Alexandre Lacazette assisted. Post update Attempt missed. Bukayo Saka, Arsenal's left footed shot to the right from the box misses the left After a quick break, Emile Smith Rowe assisted. Post update Foul by Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal). Ayoub Assal (AFC Wimbledon), wins a free kick during the defensive half. Cdric Soares (Arsenal), has won a free kick for the defensive half. Post update Foul by Dapo Melbude (AFC Wimbledon). Substitution Substitution, Arsenal. Folarin Balogun replaces Eddie Nketiah. Post update Attempt missed. Ethan Chislett, AFC Wimbledon: A header from the centre box by Ethan Chislett is close but misses to right. Anthony Hartigan assisted with a cross. goal Goal! Goal! Goal! Eddie Nketiah (Arsenal), right footed shot, from the middle of the box to bottom left corner. Cdric Soares assisted. Update: Attempt blocked. Blocking of Albert Sambi Lokonga's right-footed shot from outside box Bukayo Saka assisted. Post update Emile Smith Rowe, Arsenal, wins a free kick during the defensive half. Foul update by Alex Woodyard (AFC Wimbledon). Ainsley Maitland -Niles (Arsenal) has posted a post update Foul. Page 1 of 5 Rewind Previous Navigate to Next Navigate To The Last Page Forward