Arsenal 4-2 Leicester: Jesus shines on Emirates debut to tame Foxes

For their first home game of the new Premier League campaign, Arsenal are back in north London as Mikel Arteta’s team looks to start 2022–23 with a winning streak.

Gabriel Martinelli’s first-half header and a late own goal sealed the Gunners’ victory over Crystal Palace on opening night last week, giving them their first three points in a London derby at Selhurst Park.

At the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, Leicester was defeated by Arsenal, who had a hand in all four of their goals.

Prior to assisting Granit Xhaka and Gabriel Martinelli in scoring after the break, the summer signing scored twice in the opening period and probably ought to have added a third.

Eight minutes after the half, Leicester received a lifeline when William Saliba, who was also making his home debut, headed into his own net. However, almost immediately after that, Leicester goalkeeper Danny Ward made a mistake that allowed Granit Xhaka to restore Arsenal’s two-goal advantage.

James Maddison gave Leicester hope once more when his shot went through the legs of Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, but the visitors quickly answered when Gabriel Martinelli found the bottom corner after receiving a helper from Jesus.

The Arsenal team, led by Mikel Arteta, put on a lively performance, earning six points from their first two games

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