late Robin van Persie header helped Arsenal finally see off brave Leeds 3-1 in their FA Cup third round replay at Elland Road.

Samri Nasri put the Gunners ahead in the fifth minute after latching onto an Andrey Arshavin cross.

Bacary Sagna then doubled the visitors’ advantage on 35 minutes when blasting home a loose ball after Andy O’Brien had tackled Nicklas Bendtner.
But Bradley Johnson hit a long distance piledriver two minutes later to give Leeds renewed hope.

Dutchman Van Persie was introduced into the action and scored the decisive header from a Bendtner cross with 14 minutes remaining to book a clash with Huddersfield in the next round.

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