Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus scored two goals to open his account for the club as Mikel Arteta’s team beat Leicester City 4-2 at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
Arsenal were good in the first half and took the lead in the 23rd minute. Jesus received the ball to the left of the penalty area from Granit Xhaka and fired a daring curl over Danny Ward in the far corner.
Jesus, 25, shined in pre-season, scoring seven goals in five games. He continued his scoring run by doubling Arsenal’s lead 12 minutes into their opening match – with a header at the back post from close range after Gabriel Martinelli’s corner kick from Jamie Vardy.
Soon, Leicester were awarded a penalty, but the decision was overturned after a VAR check which eliminated Vardy with an easy stop.
Arsenal lost their comfortable advantage for a moment at the start of the second half when William Saliba hit his own goal, but two minutes later Xhaka made a mistake between Wesley Fofana and goalkeeper Ward to restore the two-goal difference.
James Maddison filled the gap again in the 74th minute when he smashed a shot between Aaron Ramsdale’s legs, but Arsenal made another immediate response by scoring Martinelli just a minute later after giving him space to shoot outside the penalty area.