Leeds United lost out to Arsenal in the FA Cup after Arsenal legend Thierry Henry scored the goal that knocked the Championship team out, in a game that saw Leeds United at odds of over 20/1.
Leeds United were drawn against Arsenal in the third round of the FA Cup and it was always going to be a tough encounter.
It was made even tough by the fact that it was a home match for Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. Arsene Wenger confirmed before the match that Thierry Henry has indeed signed for Arsenal on a short-term loan, which will see him stay at the club just for over two months.
Thierry Henry was introduced in the match against Leeds United by Arsene Wenger late on. Leeds United were extremely confident up until then, but the inevitable happened when the Arsenal great pounced on a pass from Song to produce a stunning finish.
It was the solitary goal in the match, and it was enough for Arsenal to secure their passage to the fourth round of the FA Cup. For Leeds United, they can be pretty happy with the account they gave themselves at the Emirates Stadium.
They will now be turning their attention back to the Championship where there is a promotion race going on. West Ham United and Southampton are currently leading the Championship table, whereas Leeds United will be hoping for a play-off position at the least.
“We had many chances to finish it off much earlier but it seems to be like it a lot this year at the Emirates. At least we won, we are through and it was a good result after the disappointment of the Fulham game. We were really patient and in the end made the right decision to win the game,” Arsenal captain on the night Mikel Arteta said after the match.