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3 things we learned when Arsenal dispatched Wimbledon in the third round of the Carabao Cup


3 things we learned when Arsenal dispatched Wimbledon in the third round of the Carabao Cup

Arsenal face Wimbledon

Arsenal beat League One AFC Wimbledon 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium in the third round of the Carabao Cup. An early penalty from Alexandre Lacazette calmed the nerves, but the second goal would not come until the end of the second half, when Emile Smith Rowe got in close.

The third followed moments later, when Eddie Nketiah, who is set to leave Arsenal next summer when his contract expires, scored with a beautiful back heel. Barring any sensational changes, the Gunners will advance to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.

Here are three things 101 gleaned from the encounter.

1. Ingenious Arsenal fans

Arsenal fans lamented the lack of television coverage as the game did not air at all no matter where in the world it was located.

Although available via radio, there was no television option, something Arsenal fans have not experienced in decades.

However, where there is a will, there is a way. Not happy with this, Arsenal fans convinced several inside the Emirates Stadium to broadcast the match live via Twitter, something that many took advantage of to do.

At some points, as many as 80,000 people were watching the game through these broadcasts, more people than fans on the ground. While eyebrows will be raised at the method, serious questions should be asked about how fans of a world sport cannot watch their team play all the time.

2. Lokonga and Tavares impress

While the Gunners’ summer transfers have received a lot of scrutiny, they have more than justified their additions to the winger. A couple of them, in Sambi Lokonga and Nuno Tavares, showed just what they could offer Mikel Arteta in the performances they carried out against the League 1 team.

Of course, the quality of the opposition must be taken into account, but the pair certainly appear to be a very competent substitute, and at 21, both have plenty of opportunities to enter the first team in due course.

Big fall from the first XI to the second

Although the pair impressed, there was little else to notice in the performance of other reserve players, who for much of the game struggled to knock down their opponents. Only the additions of Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe added much-needed tempo and quality to the procedures, while Martinelli and Lacazette individually impressed but seemed at different wavelengths.

That, of course, is to be expected from a team that rarely plays together, and there are indications that the aforementioned players could make their way into the first XI, but as a unit they seemed far less cohesive than the seniors Arteta will line up on Sunday. .

Most importantly, however, the Gunners have advanced to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup, and the draw will take place later tonight.

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1 Chelsea Football Club 5 eleven 13
2 Liverpool FC 5 eleven 13
3 United manchester 5 9 13
4 Brighton and Hove Albion 5 3 12
5 Manchester city 5 10 10
6 Everton FC 5 3 10
7 Tottenham Hotspur 5 -3 9
8 West Ham United 5 4 8
9 Brentford fc 5 3 8
10 Aston Villa 5 1 7
eleven Watford FC 5 -2 6
12 Leicester City 5 -3 6
13 Arsenal FC 5 -7 6
14 crystal Palace 5 -3 5
fifteen Southampton FC 5 -2 4
sixteen Wolverhampton Wanderers 5 -3 3
17 Leeds United 5 -7 3
18 Newcastle united 5 -7 2
19 FC Burnley 5 -6 1
twenty Norwich city 5 -12 0
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Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 3
Maupay, Neal Brighton and Hove Albion 3
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 3
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 3
Sarr, Ismael Watford FC 3
Greenwood, Mason United manchester 3
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