Video: Arsenal 1 – 0 Doncaster Rovers [EFL Cup] Highlights
Arsenal 1 – 0 Doncaster Rovers [EFL Cup] Highlights video, mp4 download
Jack Wilshere and Reiss Nelson both started for Arsenal as Theo Walcott scored the winner in a 1-0 League Cup victory over Doncaster Rovers.
Theo Walcott scored his first goal of the season to earn Arsenal a 1-0 win over Doncaster Rovers and a place in the fourth round of the EFL Cup.
Walcott, who had not netted a competitive goal for the Gunners since April, pounced in the 25th minute to make it 1-0 at the Emirates and at that stage it looked as though Arsenal would steamroller their League One opponents.
Despite a glut of first-half chances the hosts failed to extend their lead and Doncaster, having frustrated Olivier Giroud as he sought his 100th goal for Arsenal, probed for an equaliser and gave the Premier League side a number of scares.
Darren Ferguson’s men lacked quality in the final third and the few clear-cut chances they created went begging, leaving Arsene Wenger to reflect on a positive result and another good performance from Jack Wilshere.
The midfielder, who spent last season on loan at Bournemouth, made his first start for the club since May 2016 and was involved in much of Arsenal’s best play, while full-back Reiss Nelson also emerged with credit on his full debut.