Arsenal 4-2 Leicester City: 4 talking points as Gabriel Jesus shines again

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Arsenal secured a 4-2 win over Leicester City at a sun-soaked Emirates Stadium. A first-half double for Gabriel Jesus, a Granit Xhaka strike, and a Gabriel Martinelli goal gave the Gunners their second consecutive win to start the league season.

Football is fun, isn’t it? This time last year, Arsenal were bottom of the league with no wins and no goals. Fast forward to today, and the Gunners have two wins from two and have scored six times.

The Gunners were in the mood from the outset and after 20 minutes, Jesus netted his first home goal with a delightful curling finish over Danny Ward to get the hosts off to a brilliant start. 15 minutes later, Jesus doubled Arsenal’s lead with a headed finish at the back post.

The second half was a little less routine after William Saliba headed into his own net (the only thing he has done wrong since joining). Granit Xhaka capitalised on a mix-up between Ward and Wesley Fofana to poke home Arsenal’s third.

James Maddison then brought the visitors to within striking distance with a well-taken low effort that beat Ramsdale through his legs.

Leicester’s newfound hope was dashed minutes later, however, when Martinelli produced a superb finish from outside the box on his weaker foot to secure the three points.

4 talking points from Arsenal’s 4-2 win over Leicester

Here are three talking points from a delightful game at the Emirates.

1. Gabriel Jesus sublime in home debut

The Brazilian was simply sensational. Everything he did turned to gold as he netted a superb double and, in truth, he could have easily had three or four goals on another day.

Leicester could not deal with him as every element of his game was on point. His energy, pressing and link-up play with the rest of his teammates were a sight to behold. His first goal was a thing of beauty as he curled his effort over Ward, and the second was a typical poacher’s finish as he was at the back post to head home.

Pace, strength, sublime finishing, and the ability to cause havoc in the final third as he brought teammates into the game were first class. Finally, having a number nine capable of giving defences nightmares is something we have not had for what seems like forever.

The Brazilian is off and running, and my word, every Arsenal fan hopes he never stops.

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