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Highlights: Balogun on target & brilliant Salah nets again as Arsenal U23s put four past Leeds

Highlights: Balogun on target & brilliant Salah nets again as Arsenal U23s put four past Leeds


Footage of Arsenal’s U23 outfit putting a quartet of goals past Leeds United has come to the fore online on Monday.

Balogun amongst the goals

The Gunners’ latest crop of up-and-coming talent returned to action this past weekend.

On the back of a fine start to the season, Kevin Betsy’s men made the trip to Elland Road, for a meeting with Leeds United.

Ahead of kick-off, Arsenal were no doubt aware that a 3-point haul would guide them to the summit of the Premier League 2 table, owing to seven wins from their opening ten outings of the term.

And, when all was said and done, secure table-topping status is precisely what the visitors managed.

A frenetic 90 minutes, during which Leeds twice took the lead, eventually culminated in Arsenal emerging on the right side of a 4-2 scoreline.

First on target was midfield sensation Salah Oulad M’Hand, continuing a fine recent stretch of form with his latest composed strike from outside the area.

Highlights: Balogun on target & brilliant Salah nets again as Arsenal U23s put four past Leeds

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 01: Salah Oulad M’Hand of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal U23 and Brighton & Hove Albion U23 at Emirates Stadium on October 01, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)

Next up came highly-regarded hitman Mika Biereth, who pulled the Gunners on level terms just beyond the interval. First-team regular Folarin Balogun then turned the clash firmly on its head ten minutes later, courtesy of a typically composed finish from the penalty spot.

And the points were sewn up inside the closing five minutes in west Yorkshire, as a wonderful team move eventually saw that man Balogun pull back for the arriving Joel Lopez to slot home from close range.

Watch Leeds 2-4 Arsenal

Check out full highlights of the weekend’s 6-goal thriller – featuring a strike from former Arsenal talent Sam Greenwood, too – below:

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 22 41 56
2 Liverpool FC 21 37 45
3 Chelsea FC 23 28 44
4 West Ham United 22 11 37
5 Tottenham Hotspur 19 4 36
6 Arsenal FC 20 8 35
7 Manchester United 21 5 35
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 2 31
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 21 0 29
10 Leicester City 19 -3 25
11 Crystal Palace 21 -1 24
12 Southampton FC 21 -8 24
13 Aston Villa 20 -5 23
14 Brentford FC 22 -11 23
15 Leeds United 20 -15 22
16 Everton FC 19 -10 19
17 Watford FC 19 -14 14
18 Norwich City 21 -35 13
19 Newcastle United 20 -23 12
20 Burnley FC 17 -11 11

Premier League 21/22

Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 16
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 8
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 7
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 7
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 6
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 6
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 6
Maddison, James Leicester City 6