Arsenal 4 Leicester 2: Gabriel Jesus puts on masterclass on home debut with two goals and two assists in blockbuster


GABRIEL JESUS put on a masterclass with two goals and two assists in an early contender for match of the season.

The Brazilian striker clipped in a superb opener over Danny Ward and made it 2-0 by heading in at the back post from a corner.

Gabriel Jesus was in top form on his home debut as he tore Leicester apart

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Gabriel Jesus was in top form on his home debut as he tore Leicester apartCredit: PA
He opened the scoring with a lovely dinked finish

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He opened the scoring with a lovely dinked finishCredit: Getty

In truth, he and Arsenal could have had four by the break but he was twice denied by smart Ward stops.

Leicester, who had a penalty given then chalked off by VAR, were given a lifeline when William Saliba headed into his own goal.

But moments later, Ward gift-wrapped the Gunners’ third when he dropped a cross at the feet of Jesus, who tapped across for Granit Xhaka to roll in.

James Maddison gave Leicester another glimmer of hope 15 minutes from time.

But again, seconds after the restart, Arsenal restored their two-goal lead as Gabriel Martinelli’s sweet hit kissed the post on its way past the Welsh No1.

More to follow…

Jesus headed in at the back post for his second of the afternoon

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Jesus headed in at the back post for his second of the afternoonCredit: AFP
Jamie Vardy thought he had a penalty before VAR stepped in

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Jamie Vardy thought he had a penalty before VAR stepped inCredit: Getty
William Saliba headed into his own net just after half-time

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William Saliba headed into his own net just after half-timeCredit: EPA
Danny Ward dropped the ball to give Granit Xhaka an easy tap-in

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Danny Ward dropped the ball to give Granit Xhaka an easy tap-inCredit: Getty
James Maddison gave Leicester brief hope with his side's second

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James Maddison gave Leicester brief hope with his side’s secondCredit: EPA
Gabriel Martinelli's sweet strike gave Ward no chance

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Gabriel Martinelli’s sweet strike gave Ward no chanceCredit: Reuters





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