(EFE) – A triplet by Gabonese Pierre Emerick Aubameyang led Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal (4-2) to the victory against Leeds United, who won again after three games.
The London team had only added one of the last nine points at stake. With the Norwegian Martin Odegaard and the Spaniards Dani Ceballos and Héctor Bellerín in the starting eleven, Arsenal were reunited with victory.
Arsenal still yearns for European positions, which reached the break with 3-0 on their side. Aubameyang opened the account in the 13th minute, a pass from the Swiss Granit Xhaka in the 41st minute, transformed a penalty from goalkeeper Illan Meslier.
Héctor Bellerín, passing his countryman Dani Ceballos, made the third in the added time of the first half.
Leeds reacted later, with the scoring sentenced. Marcelo Bielsa could not count on the Spanish Diego Llorente and Rodrigo Moreno, injured.
Aubameyang made the fourth early in the second half when he headed a cross from Emile Smith Rowe.
Later the London box slowed down and Leeds took advantage of it to make up the scoreboard. Pascal Struijk beat Bernd Leno by heading a Raphinha corner kick. And in 69 the Portuguese Helder Costa finished a great pass from the Welshman Tyler Roberts.
Arteta retired Odegaard a quarter of an hour from the end to give entry to the Egyptian Mohamed Elneny and Ceballos to one of the closing by Rob Holding.
Arsenal, with the victory, displaces Leeds from tenth place, now eleventh with two points less. Arteta’s team is five points behind Chelsea, fifth, which marks the European zone.