Arsenal booked their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 3-1 victory over Leeds United in their replay at Elland Road.
The Gunners needed a late penalty to rescue a draw when the teams met in the initial tie at the Emirates Stadium, but it took them only five minutes to go ahead when Andrey Arshavin fed Samir Nasri and the Frenchman slotted home.
Marouane Chamakh almost doubled the visitors’ advantage only to be denied by a superb save from Kasper Schmeichel, but the United goalkeeper could not prevent Bacary Sagna from making it 2-0 on 35 minutes.
Leeds, though, responded in stunning style just two minutes later when Bradley Johnson unleashed a shot from outside the area that flew past Wojciech Szczesny and into the roof of the net.
Davide Somma almost levelled things for the Championship side, but Robin van Persie made sure of an Arsenal victory 14 minutes from time when he met a pinpoint cross from Nicklas Bendtner and gave Schmeichel no chance with his header.