Arsenal's journey to Elland Street to face Leeds United was suspended solely minutes after kick-off as an influence problem performed havoc with the referee's communication system.

A reported 'energy surge' at kick-off noticed the problems come up, with play initially being halted earlier than each side have been then despatched again to the dressing rooms by official Chris Kavanagh.

The sport was solely a matter of seconds previous with reviews suggesting that the tv feed, VAR, referee communications and even the lights at Elland Street have been all affected.

As stadium workers and the officers tried to establish the basis of the issue, each side stayed out on the pitch with play suspended.

Following a dialog between the referee and managers Mikel Arteta and Jesse Marsch, the choice was then made to take each side again to the dressing rooms as work continued on restoring energy inside Elland Street.

The officiating staff did return at round 2:30 pm - this time donning their pre-match uniform - to check VAR.