Benik Afobe managed to open his goalscoring account for loan club Sheffield Wednesday on the weekend.
Royals defender Alex Pearce was sent off inside ten minutes, giving the visitors a penalty, which was subsequently tucked home by Chris Maguire.
Wednesday had to wait until just before the hour-mark to score the inevitable second goal and it came when Afobe was on hand to slot home from close range when Royals keeper Alex McCarthy fumbled Maguire's effort.
Wednesday boss Stuart Gray said he was appreciative to Arsenal for allowing England U21 international Afobe join his side.
"But it's not really fair to pick out individuals. It was a collective team performance. With a bit better finishing, we could have finished them off earlier."
The win extended the 17th-placed Owls' unbeaten streak to eight league games, and 11 in all competitions, allowing them to move nine points clear of the relegation zone.
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