Arsenal 2-0 Leeds United: Calum Chambers scores 23 seconds after coming on

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Calum Chambers won 23 seconds when he was substituted.

Calum Chambers, a substitute for Arsenal's captain, scored in the first two seconds of his appearance on the bench. This helped Arsenal beat Leeds United and get to the Carabao Cup quarterfinals.

Chambers' header crossed the line for the opener just 10 minutes after the break. Eddie Nketiah, a former Leeds loanee, pounced to tie the game.

The forward cleverly flicked a ball over an Illan Meslier. He just managed to push it over the line, before the visiting goalkeeper could recover.

Leeds looked more dangerous than Arsenal until the first goal at Emirates Stadium.

After establishing their lead, Mikel Arteta's team were comfortable as the visitors became more stretched trying to find a way back in the game.

Arsenal will draw their eight remaining opponents Saturday in a bid to win the competition, which they hope to do for the first time since 1993.

Gunners maintain unbeaten run

Although VAR was not in use, Arsenal's opener felt slow to register. All eyes were on Andre Marriner, the referee, to determine if the ball had crossed the line.

The official looked at his watch and signalled that Chambers' header had been scored despite Meslier's best efforts. After this, the delayed celebrations by the hosts began.

The substitute touched the ball for the first time 23 seconds after entering the field. He was there because Ben White, 50m defender, had fallen off a few moments earlier.

Arteta will be concerned about that, as White is one of only two players who have retained their position following Arsenal's 3-1 win against Aston Villa. The other player being Emile Smith Rowe.

Arsenal boss asked those who were called into the starting XI for their minutes to be wise. Young forward Nketiah did just that, continuing his impressive form in the competition.

Although the 22-year old has had a difficult time finding first-team opportunities, he scored his seventh goal in eight EFL Cup appearances. Two of these were while on loan at Leeds. He then reacted to a mix-up in Leeds' defense to score the second.

Arteta already has success at Arsenal. He won the FA Cup as both a player or coach. Recent signs are positive for Arteta as his team made it eight consecutive games without losing.

Since 2003 at Highbury, Leeds has not won against Arsenal. However, they are buoyed by the support of a travelling crowd and had a great first half.

Bernd Leno, Gunners goalkeeper, had to quickly get down to take Jack Harrison's fierce half-volley away. Daniel James was a constant threat but Bielsa's attention now turns to the Premier League and a trip in Norwich City on Sunday.


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