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Calum Chambers backs Arsenal for Carabao Cup glory this season after ‘one-time’ goal against Leeds

The Gunners scored their two goals in the second half as Chambers and then Eddie Nketiah found the net.

Arsenal will find out who they face in the quarter-finals on Saturday morning and Chambers believe Mikel Arteta’s side have what it takes to win it all.

“We want to go all the way [now]”He said.” A club like Arsenal has to go all the way and compete for silver in every competition, so that’s obviously our goal.

“This is our goal, we are fully focused on this and believe we can do it.”

Arteta made nine changes to his starting XI for the draw against Leeds, with only Ben White and Emile Smith Rowe retaining their places after Friday’s victory over Aston Villa.

The pair were also reportedly ruled out, but injury to sickness-stricken Martin Odegaard and Pablo Mari forced them to start.

White, however, suffered from the same illness that kept Mari out of the squad and he had to retire after 55 minutes.

His replacement was Chambers, who immediately found the net with his first touch of the game as he returned home from a corner.

“All the guys on the bench that put me, coach set pieces Nico [Jover], the boss, they all said, ‘Go on and score your first touch’. So that was all I had in mind, ”Chambers said.

“It was nice to see him come out of my head and cross the line. It was definitely a first and quite a unique way to score.

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Arsenal wrapped up the win 14 minutes later as Nketiah pounced on Liam Cooper’s bad header to return to goalkeeper Illan Meslier to score.

Arteta’s only concern on a good night’s work was that White was leaving due to illness and that the team were missing Kieran Tierney and Odegaard due to injury.

Odegaard struggled after receiving a blow to the shin last week, while Tierney has an ankle problem.

However, Arteta is hopeful that this pair, plus White, will be available for Saturday’s trip to Leicester in the Premier League.

“They had both come out with two different injuries,” said Arteta, when asked about Odegaard and Tierney.

“They tried on Monday, but they weren’t feeling well. They wanted to be involved, but they weren’t good enough to be selected. Hopefully they feel better in the next few days and are available for Leicester.



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