Positive #3: We advance to the fourth round
Finally, as touched upon already, the most important outcome from the match was the team booking their place in the next round of the cup – and that is exactly what they did.
Under Arteta, we have suffered multiple early-round exits in both the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup and a run deep into the competition must be the target for everyone involved with the club.
We will now face West Ham United away in the next round.
Negative #3: Failed to capitalise when on top
There is a theme with the negatives from this game – each of them have been present in the vast majority of our games this campaign, and the third and final one is that we failed to capitalise while on top.
We were excellent in the first half, but, due to the fact we only scored one goal, left ourselves a fragile lead to defend in the latter stages of the match.
As with the previous two negatives, Arteta must find a way to resolve this issue, and quickly, if we are to mount another serious title challenge this season.