|Gabriel Jesus responds to the yearnings of the fans in Arsenal's 4-2 win at the Emirates against Leicester on Saturday. (Photo credit: Premierleague.com)|
Arsenal welcomed Leicester City to the Emirates Stadium with all eyes on Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans as fans expect the Gunners to make a move for him before the window closes but Gabriel Jesus stole the show in the sunshine.
Leicester lost a two-goal lead at home to Brentford on the opening day and hoped to have a better story to tell at the Emirates.
And it almost got off to a great start when Wesley Fofana got on the end of a great move but his effort was well saved by Aaron Ramsdale at point blank range.
The home fans raised the roof when new signing, Gabriel Jesus who was making his home debut lofted one home from a difficult angle for his first competitive goal in an Arsenal shirt.
Gabriel Martinelli scooped one in the box and it was Granit Xhaka that dropped it to the path of the Arsenal number 9.
One became two not long after and it was the same man.
Gabriel Jesus headed home from a Martinelli corner that came off Jamie Vardy.
Ghanaian defender Daniel Amartey was the one that lost his man and at that point, the noise on the ground was deafening.
Leicester made some forays into the Arsenal area later in the first half but the defence stood firm.
However, it didn’t take long in the second half for Arsenal to concede their first goal of the season albeit in a strange fashion.
Johnny Evans’ long ball was headed into the Arsenal net by William Saliba.
The Frenchman has enjoyed pure love from the Arsenal faithfuls and from picking himself up immediately to the warmth he received from the fans, it took less than two minutes for Arsenal to respond.
New Leicester number 1 Danny Ward fumbled the ball into the path of Jesus, the Brazilian toed it down to Granit Xhaka who swept it into an empty net.
Patson Daka and Kelechi Iheanacho came on for Leicester and they became energized.
The Foxes squeezed one in at the near post, Ramsdale won’t want to see the replay of that but again, it took less than two minutes for Arsenal to respond.
Gabriel Jesus again fed Martinelli and the latter fired one in from outside the area.
Jesus had two more chances to add to his tally but the brace was all he had on his home debut to help the Gunners to the second spot on the table behind Manchester City.
Leicester must reinforce or face a long season.