Eddie Nketiah scored a hat-trick to earn Arsenal their third successive Premier League 2 Division 1 win as they beat Leicester City 3-0 at Boreham Wood.
The 17-year-old, who had never previously scored in the competition, opened his account after 15 minutes and hit a quickfire double early in the second half to seal the three points and take the Gunners up to fourth in the table.
The result ended the Foxes’ unbeaten six-match run and left them ninth, three points above the relegation zone.
Liverpool provide the next opponents for both Arsenal and Leicester. They entertain the Gunners in Premier League 2 at Anfield on Monday 12 December, while they travel to Holmes Park this Saturday to face the Foxes in the Premier League International Cup.