Arsenal’s five-season exile from the Champions League is nearer to ending after Eddie Nketiah’s double secured a 2-1 win over Leeds to strengthen the workforce’s maintain on fourth place within the Premier League on Sunday.
In the event that they win at Tottenham on Thursday, Arsenal will qualify for the Champions League with two video games to spare after their fifth-place North London rival dropped factors in a 1-1 draw at Liverpool on Saturday.
Arsenal moved 4 factors forward of Tottenham because of Nketiah’s two targets within the opening 10 minutes as Leeds dropped into the relegation zone.
The previous Leeds loanee capitalized on a poor contact from Illan Meslier and tapped residence. Nketiah’s second was a well-taken end from 12 yards, handing over Gabriel Martinelli’s low cross.
Leeds have been lowered to 10 males within the twenty seventh minute when captain Luke Ayling was despatched off for a two-footed problem on Martinelli. Referee Chris Kavanagh initially booked the defender earlier than upgrading the cardboard after being suggested to look at a replay on the VAR pitch-side monitor.
Leeds gave themselves an opportunity of a shock comeback within the 66th minute when Diego Llorente turned in a shot on the again submit however there was no equalizer from Jesse Marsch’s facet.
There’s a tight scrap to keep away from becoming a member of Watford and Norwich in being relegated. Burnley are solely above Leeds, and out of the drop zone, attributable to their superior objective distinction with three video games remaining, whereas Everton are some extent from hazard.