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Arsenal 4-2 Leicester City: Player Ratings as Jesus masterclass inspires Gunners win

Gabriel Jesus at Arsenal
Credit: Forbes

The Arsenal newboy displayed a brilliant performance in his second Premier League appearance for the Gunners.

Arsenal defeated Leicester City 4-2 in their Premier League match on Saturday. Gabriel Jesus registered two goals and two assists as the Gunners won their second league game of the season.

Jesus steals the show at Emirates!

Arsenal started the game by quickly establishing their control over the possession. Following a few missed chances, Jesus opened the scoring with a brilliant curler from inside the box.

The former Manchester City headed the ball from close range to double Arsenal’s lead only 12 minutes later.

Leicester looked much improved at the beginning of the second period. The Foxes came back into the game after William Saliba scored a crazy own goal in the 53rd minute.

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Following a searching cross from James Justin, Aaron Ramsdale rushed to clear the ball, but Saliba sent it into his side’s net with a careless header.

Arsenal restored their lead only two minutes later, with Jesus providing an assist for Xhaka’s easy finish. The Gunners kept on attacking despite being ahead 3-1, while Leicester struggled to create counter-attacking chances.

The Foxes managed to score another goal through James Maddison in the 74th minute. But Gabriel Martinelli sealed Arsenal’s 4-2 win only a minute later, converting Jesus’ second assist of the night with a superb low shot from behind the box.

What’s next for Leicester and Arsenal?

Arsenal will hope to continue their perfect record when they face Bournemouth next Saturday.

On the other hand, Leicester will look to claim their first victory of the season by beating Southampton at King Power Stadium on the same day.

Player Ratings

Arsenal: Ramsdale (6); White (6), Gabriel (6), Saliba (5), Zinchenko (6); Partey (7), Xhaka (7), Saka (7), Odegaard (6), Martinelli (8); Jesus (9).

Bench: Tomiyasu (6), Tierney (5), Smith Rowe (7), Nketiah (6).

Leicester City: Ward (5), Fofana (6), Evans (5), Amartey (6), Justin (7), Ndidi (6), Tielemans (6), Castagne (5), Dewsbury-Hall (5), Maddison (7), Vardy (6).

Bench: Iheanacho (7), Daka (5), Praet (6).