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Result: Arsenal earn narrow win over Doncaster Rovers in EFL Cup

Arsenal claim a narrow 1-0 win over League One side Doncaster Rovers in Wednesday's EFL Cup third-round tie at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal have claimed a narrow 1-0 win over League One outfit Doncaster Rovers in Wednesday's EFL Cup third-round tie at the Emirates Stadium.

Theo Walcott scores during the EFL Cup game between Arsenal and Doncaster Rovers on September 20, 2017© SilverHub

Both sides were quick out of the starting blocks, as Rodney Kongolo tested David Ospina early on for the visitors before Theo Walcott went close at the other end.

Just eight minutes in, Olivier Giroud nearly scored a spectacular goal as he attempted a scissor kick, but his well-executed left-footed effort cannoned off the bar.

The Frenchman then came close again as he planted a header onto the roof of the net, and in the 25th minute, the Gunners went on to finally break the deadlock.

Alexis Sanchez sprayed a pinpoint crossfield pass into the Doncaster box for Walcott, who brought the ball down and rifled into the net.

A terrified Alexis Sanchez is pursued by Joe Wright during the EFL Cup game between Arsenal and Doncaster Rovers on September 20, 2017© Offside

Just one minute after the restart, Reiss Nelson cut inside from the right and had a go, but his rising effort sailed well over the bar.

Arsenal then came close again in the 50th minute as Giroud threaded the ball into the path of Walcott, but the winger's effort when clean through on goal clipped Ian Lawlor and went over the bar.

While Arsene Wenger's charges failed to take their chances, Doncaster grew in confidence and had several opportunities to level, with John Marquis, Liam Mandeville and Matty Blair all coming close.

However, the Gunners managed to hang on until the final whistle, which secured their passage to the fourth round of the competition.

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