Arsenal acquired off to a dream begin when Eddie Nketiah netted twice inside the opening 10 minutes, earlier than Leeds went right down to 10 males when captain Luke Ayling was proven a straight crimson following a VAR test simply earlier than the 30 minute mark.
However regardless of Mikel Arteta’s aspect dominating all the match, Leeds pulled one again within the second half via Diego Llorente.
The outcome helps Arsenal maintain a maintain on the ultimate Champions League spot, 4 factors forward of north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, whereas Leeds slip into the relegation zone after Everton beat Leicester 2-1.
Arsenal got here firing out of the blocks and struck early, with Nketiah capitalising on Illan Meslier failing to manage a backpass to nip in and switch the ball into the empty internet after 5 minutes.
Nketiah, who spent a while on mortgage at Leeds in 2019-2020, doubled Arsenal’s lead on 10 minutes, diverting a Gabriel Martinelli cross into the objective to turn out to be the primary Arsenal participant to attain twice inside the opening 10 minutes of a Premier League sport for 20 years.
Issues went from dangerous to worse for Leeds when Ayling was proven a straight crimson card for a reckless two-footed problem on Martinelli after a VAR test upgraded the yellow initially proven by referee Chris Kavanagh.
Arsenal had been unfortunate to not get a 3rd simply earlier than the break, when Martin Odegaard fired a free kick from outdoors the field in direction of Meslier. The goalkeeper acquired a hand to it on the road, leaving defender Llorente to clear beneath stress.
The hosts continued to push for an additional nevertheless it was Leeds who struck first after half time when Llorente volleyed the ball previous Aaron Ramsdale on 66 minutes from their first nook of the match.
Leeds gained momentum from the objective, and gave all the things they’d, with Jesse Marsch sending Meslier up into the Arsenal space twice to attempt to discover the equaliser, however the hosts held onto their result in seal all three factors.