Aubameyang cools exit speculation as Arsenal beat Leeds in FA Cup

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Reports had suggested the former Borussia Dortmund forward wanted to leave Arsenal but, speaking ahead of their 1-0 victory over Leeds in the FA Cup third round, Aubameyang told supporters he wants to stay.

Aubameyang wrote: "I really hope that you were proud of us after the United game [a 2-0 win over Man United]".

It was Beckford's victor that gave Leeds, then a League One team, a famous FA Cup victory over their fierce rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford in 2010.

Fresh off the back of beating Manchester United in the Premier League, Arteta named a strong side for this third-round FA Cup clash as the Spaniard made only four alterations.

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The Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, described playing Leeds United as a "nightmare" comparing the tie with Marcelo Bielsa's side to a trip to the dentist.

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The loss means that Leeds can now concentrate only on the league, where they are aiming to earn promotion at the end of the season.

Arteta admitted he let his players know his feelings at half time, adding: 'When I see what I don't want to see - and the standards we want to set - then I can't be happy and I have to let them know.

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"The first half was what we wished and in the second half we understand it was hard to keep controlling the match as we did in the first half".

'I thought we gave a great account of ourselves and we matched them, and on our day we would have converted a few of our chances.

"We should have achieved to try and play a match more balanced".

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