Arsenal won FA Cup third round against Leeds United through Reiss Nelson’s goal on Monday after Mikel Arteta shouted at the team to improve in the second half.
Leeds United dominated the game in the first half but were unable to score. Nelson, inspired by Arteta put through the only winning goal in the 55th minute.
Alexandre Lacazette missed scoring with a free kick as the ball struck the bar.
“The manager shouted a lot. He was not happy because we knew they’d play like this and we didn’t respect what he had said.” Lacazette told BBC One after the match.
Arsenal boss, Arteta, also spoke about his satisfaction at the outcome of the game.
“Now I’m really pleased but we saw two different teams – one in the first 30 minutes, and another after that,” said Arteta.
“I tried to tell them exactly what they were going to face and after 32 minutes we had won one duel, I think. We changed our attitude, desire and organisation at half-time and then we were completely different.
“Sometimes they have to experience themselves how tough and how hard it is going to be. I watched a lot of Leeds games and they battered every team every three days. It was good for my players to learn and to suffer on the pitch.”
This is Arsenal’s second consecutive win after defeating Manchester United 2-0 in premier league game on New Year’s Day.
Next, the Gunners will visit Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday while Leeds will host Sheffield in the Championship on Wednesday.