Arsenal qualified for the League Cup quarter-finals, but cost Mikel Arteta.
Ben White, who has played hard in Arsenal’s defense recently, was forced to leave the field when the London side beat Leeds 2-0 in the League Cup on Tuesday.
At first it seemed like the midfielder had to go out due to injury, but since then it has emerged that it was due to illness.
The England international, along with Brazilian Gabriel, have formed a strong midfield duo in the Premier League in recent weeks.
Ødegaard out with injury
Fortunately, White’s replacement, Calum Chambers, who scored 1-0 for the hosts after 56 minutes, had his first touch on the ball.
Eddie Nkeitia doubled the hosts’ lead in the middle of the second half. The striker ran a weak back vertical from Liam Cooper, passed the ball over Ilan Meslier and put the ball into the goal.
With the exception of White, Pepé and Emile Smith Rowe, Arsenal started with a relatively reserve team. Martin Odegaard was expected to play time in Tuesday’s game, but the Norwegian was not in the squad.
In the press conference after the win, Arteta stated that the Drammen player, like Kieran Tierney, finished due to an injury problem. He added that the club hoped to prepare for Saturday’s first leg against Leicester in the Premier League.
Chelsea and Sunderland continue on penalties
At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea had to compete in a penalty shoot-out against Southampton after the score was 1-1 after 90 minutes of play.
Kai Havertz gave Chelsea the lead before the break, before Che Adams equalized after the break.
In the penalty shootout, Chelsea were knocked out 4-2 after being settled by Reece James in the fifth penalty kick for Chelsea.
Sunderland also advanced to the quarter-finals after a penalty shootout, after defeating Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road. The score is now 0-0.
The League Cup matches will be played on Wednesday:
Burnley – Tottenham
Preston North End – Liverpool
West Ham – Man. city
Leicester – Brighton
Stoke – Brentford
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