sport news Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta compares playing Leeds to going to the dentist

'Playing against Leeds is like going to the dentist... they are a nightmare to play against': Mikel Arteta heaps praise on Championship leaders Leeds after Arsenal's slender FA Cup victory Arsenal progressed to the fourth round of the FA Cup by defeating Leeds  Leeds dominated possession in the first half but could not score opener Mikel Arteta was full of praise for Marcelo Bielsa's Championship leaders 

By Anthony Hay for MailOnline

Published: 08:04 GMT, 7 January 2020 | Updated: 08:11 GMT, 7 January 2020

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta likened playing against Leeds to going to the dentist after his side progressed in the FA Cup thanks to a slender 1-0 win. 

The Premier League side were dominated by the second tier outfit for large periods of the first half but managed to set up a fourth-round tie at Bournemouth thanks to Reiss Nelson's 55th-minute winner. 

Marcelo Bielsa's side, who are top of the Championship, controlled possession and attempted 15 shots at Arsenal's goal but were unable to score an opener. 

Mikel Arteta compared facing Leeds to taking a trip to the dentist after his side's 1-0 victory

Mikel Arteta compared facing Leeds to taking a trip to the dentist after his side's 1-0 victory

Arteta was full of praise for Leeds after Arsenal's slender win in the third round of the FA Cup

Arteta was full of praise for Leeds after Arsenal's slender win in the third round of the FA Cup

Arsenal came out strong in the second half after Arteta shouted at his players during the interval and the former Manchester City assistant was left mightily impressed by Leeds. 

Arteta said: 'They are a nightmare for every team to play.

'I said before the game,

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