Arsenal beat Leicester City 2-0 to reach the fourth round of the Carabao Cup as Kelechi Iheanacho fires blank in the encounter at King Power Stadium on Wednesday night.
An action-packed first half returned no goals, as both Arsenal’s Bernd Leno and Leicester’s Danny Ward stood tall in their respective nets to send the teams into the dressing room at 0-0 after 45 minutes.
Arsenal took the lead shortly before the hour mark when Nicolas Pepe’s run into the area caused confusion in the Leicester defence, causing Christian Fuchs to turn the ball into his own goal.
Leicester pushed for the equaliser and should have been back on level terms just past 80 minutes, only for Ayoze Perez to spurn a golden opportunity when he should have scored.
Eddie Nketiah then bundled the ball home from close range shortly before full-time to secure the win for Arsenal.
Arsenal will now wait to see the result of Liverpool’s match against Lincoln City on Thursday to determine who they’ll face in the fourth round.