Leeds United will not be present in the fourth round of the FA Cup having suffered a 1-0 defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Monday night.
Reiss Nelson struck early in the second period to hand the Gunners the victory.
However, WhoScored note that Leeds had more of the ball (58%) and also registered more shots than their hosts, managing 18 to Arsenal’s 16.
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Robbie Gotts and Illan Meslier both made their first-team debuts for Marcelo Bielsa’s side, meanwhile, and it was a positive performance from the Whites despite the loss.
Leeds will now refocus their attention on the Championship as they prepare to welcome Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday afternoon.
And despite the disappointment of the defeat at the Emirates Stadium, The Athletic journalist Phil Hay said that Bielsa’s side can take plenty from the loss.
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Indeed, after the match, Hay claimed that there were “a lot of performances to be happy with”.
According to WhoScored, central midfielder Kalvin Phillips was the club’s best player on the night with a final rating of 7.5.
The journalist’s post on social media can be seen below:
Excellent first half but couldn’t sustain it in the second and were more susceptible to Arsenal’s attacking line. A lot of performances to be happy with. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) January 6, 2020
Meanwhile, Leeds have reportedly been handed a blow in their pursuit of a Premier League forward during this month’s transfer window.