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Jesus strikes twice to maintain Arsenal’s perfect start

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Gabriel Jesus scored a brace and set up twice as Arsenal beat Leicester City 4-2 to maintain the perfect start to the English Premier League season.

The Brazilian striker was at the heart of every Arsenal attack as he emphatically enjoyed his debut at the fully packed Emirates Stadium.

The former Manchester City player put the Gunners 2-0 before halftime and had multiple chances to complete his hat-trick.

Gabriel Jesus

Early in the second half, William Saliba’s own goal gave Leicester hopes, but Granit Xhaka scored within two minutes to restore Arsenal’s two-goal lead.

James Maddison once more reduced the deficit, but Gabriel Martinelli promptly made it 4-2 as the Gunners maintained their perfect season start.

Jamie Vardy and Aaron Ramsdale collided just before halftime, earning Leicester a penalty, but referee Darren England overruled the judgement after conferring with the video assistant referee.

After scoring, Jesus was denied twice by Leicester goalkeeper Danny Ward before halftime, and the 25-year-old again hit the side netting with 10 minutes remaining.

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